BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA: REPORT OF KILLED AND WOUNDED. Autograph Manuscript of Colonel S. Churchill, Inspector General,

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BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA: REPORT OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Autograph Manuscript of Colonel S. Churchill, Inspector General,

US$ 3,000 - 5,000£ 2,400 - 3,900

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14 Mar 2019 ended at 17:00 EDT

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BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA: REPORT OF KILLED AND WOUNDED.
Autograph Manuscript of Colonel S. Churchill, Inspector General, "Report of the Killed and wounded in the battle of Buena Vista...," 21 pp recto and verso, 4to (260 x 204 mm), Buena Vista, Mexico, [after February 28, 1847], bound with string at upper margin, light creasing and thumbsoiling.

A comprehensive report, compiled "mostly by the muster rolls of February 28," listing each company, regiment and corps, detailing the names and ranks of the dead, and the ranks and numbers of the wounded and missing. In the Battle of Buena Vista, the US army repulsed the much larger Mexican Army thanks to the effective use of artillery. The total listed at the end of this document is 271 killed, 379 wounded, and 6 missing; the losses for the Mexican Army were over 3,000.
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