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    Mexican War: Capture of Monterey, 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 16.5" x 10.5"; with margins 20.5" x 15". At left beneath image: "C. Nebel fecit.". At right beneath image: "Bayot lith". Soiling on wide margins, especially along lower margin. With excellent color and detail, the colorplate contains light foxing and is in fine condition. The lithograph is affixed to a stiff paperboard backing.

    The capture of Monterey resulted on September 25, 1846, after heavy skirmishing. Although General Zachary Taylor was able to cut off General Pedro Ampudia's forces of 5,000 men with a two-pronged assault and systematic bombardment, he nevertheless acquiesced to General Ampudia's request for a parley. The two generals agreed on an eight week long armistice, during which Ampudia's forces were allowed to withdraw with their arms leaving Monterey to the Americans.


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