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    [Mexican War] "Bombardment of Vera Cruz", a hand-colored lithograph from George Wilkins Kendall, The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated, Embracing Pictorial Drawings of All the Principle Conflicts by Carl Nebel. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. Image size 16.75" x 10.75", with margins 23.5" x 17.75"; at left beneath image: "C. Nebel fecit.", at right: "Bayot lith", the number "4" is handwritten in pencil at top right corner. Negligible soiling at all edges of wide margins, with wear at all corners, including a small crease at top right; with excellent color and detail, the colorplate is in fine condition with clean colors and detail. Veracruz fell to American forces on March 28, 1847 after a two week siege. General Scott was able to capture this critical port using a brilliant strategy employing both sea and land forces working in unison. Veracruz would serve as a vital supply base for the American invasion of Mexico and was critical to U.S. victory. The artist has chosen to depict a scene using a perspective that approaches from behind the American troops' cannon fire. The American naval ships can be seen far back in the horizon.

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