General Scott at the Taking of Vera Cruz March 22d, 23d & 24th 1847 by R. Magee

General Scott at the Taking of Vera Cruz March 22d, 23d & 24th 1847 by R. Magee

General Scott at the Taking of Vera Cruz March 22d, 23d & 24th 1847

R. Magee

Title

General Scott at the Taking of Vera Cruz March 22d, 23d & 24th 1847

 
Artist
Year
c. 1850  
Technique
lithograph, hand colored 
Image Size
8 3/16 x 12 1/8" image 
Signature
in stone, beneath image 
Edition Size
not editioned 
Annotations
publisher, title and address "No 45 Chest St. near 2d Phil" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
R. Magee, Philadelphia 
Inventory ID
18173 
Price
$250.00 
Description

A fair impression of this scarce image.

Vera Cruz, Mexico, March 27, 1847 — After a short siege of six days the city capitulates to the American army commanded by General Winfield Scott. He will soon use this port as a staging area for his push inland to capture Mexico City. A large portion of his army is composed of state volunteer regiments. Among them is South Carolina's Palmetto Regiment. Numbering 974 men when it landed as part of the invasion force, by the end of the war in 1848 it only has 541 men remaining on the rolls. This represents the highest loss (about 43%) of personnel of any American unit serving in this war. While some of its men died in combat, most succumb to disease. The lineage and heritage of this historic unit remains today in South Carolina's 118th Infantry.

 
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