[CERRO GORDO, BATTLE OF]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). Storming of the Heights of Cerro Gordo. April 18th. 1847. by the 1st. Brigade of the 2nd. Division, U.S.A. Reinforced by 6 Companies 3rd. Infantry and 4 Companies of the 1st. Artillery, the Whole under the Command of that Gallant Hero, Col. Wm. S. Harney of the 2nd. Dragoons—He Pushed Forward under a Most Galling and Destructive Fire, and Succeeded in Driving from a Strong Position of the Enemy All His Forces, and Putting Them in Complete Rout. [along bottom] Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. [at bottom] 470. Print: image area: 20.5 x 32 cm. Contemporary full hand-color. Matted in modern wood frame under Plexiglas. Not examined outside of frame. Very fine.
First edition. Currier 5829. Peters, p. 369.
A dramatically dynamic scene showing Harney’s troops just as they achieve the summit of El Telégrafo, whereupon heavy fighting, as depicted here, occurred. Brilliantly colored.