Title/Content of Map: 1848 Emory Battle Map from the Mexican-American War -- Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel, Upper California, by the Americans, - discomfiting the opposing Mex. Forces, Jan. 8th 1847.Date: 1848, WashingtonCartographer: W EmorySize: 5.5 X 8.9 in.
This somewhat rare battle map is from the the Mexican-American War, which took place a few miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, in parts of today's Montebello and Pico Rivera. The plan shows the Mexican and American encampments, movements, retreat, etc. along with batteries, and geographical details along the Rio San Gabriel (San Gabriel River). The American forces were led by Commodore Robert Stockton and the Californian/Mexican contingent under the command of José María Flores. The Mexicans eventually withdrew towards Los Angeles. From Emory's 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senete Copy of "Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte and Gila Rivers."
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