Battle of El Molino del Rey; Sketch of the Operations of the 1st Division United States Army under the command of General Worth on the 8th Sept. 1847
by HARDCASTLE, Edward Lafayette
Philadelphia: P.S. Duval Lith, 1847. unbound. Battle plan. Colored lithograph. Image measures 12.5 x 19.5 inches. This military survey outlines the operations of the US Army during the Battle of Molino del Rey. This battle was one of the bloodiest in the entire Mexican-American War, and was between General Antonio Leon and General William J. Worth. The Americans won this battle, but the loss of life was so severe that it might as well have been a defeat (this is also known as a Pyrrhic victory). The map features the troop movements in beautiful detail. Forts, troop positions, headquarters and topography is noted throughout. A reference key details the position of cavalry etc. marked on the map. The map is in good condition and has been cleaned and lined. Exhibits minimal foxing and toning at places. Edmund Lafayette Hardcastle (1824-1899) was an officer in the Army who was instrumental in the Mexican-American war. In addition to participating in the war's military campaigns, he also served on the commission to determine the boundary line between Mexico and the U.S. upon the war's conclusion. This map is a fascinating relic of this significant period of history. (Inventory #: 268019)
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