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A Slanted View


[TEXAS]. CARDONA, Gerónimo. El Comandante General de Chiapas a la guarnicion. [1846]. Broadside: 33.5 x 22 cm. Dated San Cristóbal, June 5, 1846. A few small voids to blank left margin where roughly removed, modern ink number stamp at top, but generally very good.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 443.

Here Cardona reports on the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, implying at one point that the Mexican troops had to lure Taylor into a battle because he was a coward. He states that Taylor fired 3,000 artillery rounds, which only infuriated Mexican troops, and concludes that although the Mexican troops eventually had to retreat to Matamoros, they left the field covered with enemy dead. He urges the Mexican troops to further sacrifices. A slanted view of the battles.

Cuban born Cardona (1799-1867) participated in the 1836 invasion of Texas and was governor of Chiapas for brief periods in 1846 and 1848.


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