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    Mexican War: Invitation to a Memorial of the Battle of Cerro Gordo. One page, 7.75" x 8.75", March 6, 1855, Philadelphia. This printed letter reads in part: "The Scott Legion, having erected a monument in Glenwood Cemetery to the memory of their deceased Comrades in arms, who served during the War with Mexico, propose inaugurating the same on Wednesday, the 18th day of April next, the anniversary of the battle of Cerro Gordo, and to mark the occasion by a Military and Civic Parade, and other appropriate ceremonies." The letter went on to invite "the volunteer troops of the State, and the various municipal, literary, and other civic bodies of this vicinity, to unite in the ceremonies." It is followed by the printed names of the six-member "Committee on Invitation" (Wm. F. Small, Wm. H. Gray, John F. Staunton, Enoch Thomas, George W. Montoney, and George W. McLearn). The Battle of Cerro Gordo was fought on April 18, 1847, between Winfield Scott's 8,500 troops and Santa Anna's 9,500. Sixty-three Americans were killed during this battle in Veracruz. Tape repairs exist along the central horizontal fold, which has been separated. Foxing with stains. All text is clean; very good. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.

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