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“The victory has been decisive”

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[TEXAS]. GROBE, Charles. The Battles of Palo Alto & Resaca De La Palma, a Musical Delineation Composed for the Piano Forte and Dedicated as a Tribute of Respect to the Officers & Men of the U.S. Army. Op. 72. Pr. 38 Cts Net. Baltimore: [Lithographed by Webb] Published by F.D. Benteen, [1846]. [1-2] 3-9 [1, blank] pp. Folio (33.1 x 24 cm), loose sheets. Moderately water stained and foxed, fourth leaf missing section from lower blank margin. With purple ink stamp of E.P. Nash, Petersburg, VA, and faint penciled name on title page. Very rare. Only two copies on OCLC.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 538.

Music with a running commentary on aspects of both battles, including the flying artillery and the wounding of Ringgold. The commentary concludes, “The victory has been decisive. A small force has overcome immense odds of the best troops Mexico can furnish—veteran regiments perfectly equipped and appointed.”

Grobe (1817?-1879) was a music teacher and prolific American composer. He also wrote a work entitled The Battle of Buena Vista.


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