Angered by the loss of Veracruz, Santa Anna orders the General who surrendered to be imprisoned then adds the Commandant who fled the city

    Historic Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Manuscript Letter Signed "Anto. Lopez/Santa Anna" as General in Chief, two pages, 9.75" x 7.5", front and verso. With 13 words in his hand! In Spanish, not fully translated. Headquarters of the East, Encero, April 6, 1847. To the Commandante of Jalapa. General Santa Anna orders "Brig Genrl D. Juan Morales, and generals D. Jose Juan Landero and D. José Duran march immediately to Perote" where they will remain confined (Santa Anna had originally written "preso" imprisoned), "as a consequence of the surrender and departure from Veracruz and the Fort of Ulúa to the troops of the United States to the north, surrendering other places." Gen. Juan Morales was the Commandant General of Vera Cruz. Gen. Juan José Landero was his second-in-command. Fort San Juan de Ulúa, the largest fortress guarding the city, was under the command of Gen. Jose Durán. Hurriedly written in the field, the letter has several ink stains and light creasing with a rough bottom edge; otherwise very good.

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