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A Stunning View


[CERRO GORDO, BATTLE OF]. The 2nd. Division of Regulars, as Drawn-up at Cerro Gordo under the Command of Gen. Twiggs. Uncolored lithograph: overall sheet size: 41.5 x 62.5 cm. [N.p., 1847?]. A few closed tears, slight soiling, a few small stains, trimmed. Accompanied by a piece of the backing from the original framing with signature of Susan P. Delafield, daughter of General John Delafield. Very rare. Only one other located copy.

First edition.

An amazingly formal view taken from a bird’s eye view of the entirety of Twiggs’ command drawn up in formation, with buildings and hills in the background. The officers of all his units are listed (Mounted Rifleman, Seventh Infantry, Taylor’s Battery, Third Infantry, etc.). Among those listed who would later be famous are E.R.S. Canby, W.S. Harney, Robert E. Lee, and J.B. Macgruder. Twiggs led the attack at Cerro Gordo. A print reminiscent of the order shown in Whiting’s classic 1847 view of U.S. troops at Corpus Christi.


Sold. Hammer: $800.00; Price Realized: $980.00.

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