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THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA

A descriptive fantasie for The Piano


1847
Charles Grobe
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Gen. Taylor apprized of the Mexican approach, breaks up his camp at Agua Nueva

     


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The Mexicans appear immediately in front of the American Forces, their bands

   

               
  
  

 
 
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playing their favorite march "Perico"

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Flag of truce from Santa Anna who demands an unconditional surrender.

   
     

 




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The enemy attempts to turn the American left flank. Sherman's and bragg's batteries order'd

     

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To the left. Co. Bissel takes position between them, and the Kentuckians, under Col. Mc Kee

     


     











     
                 
 
 
 
 
















  
       


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returned with fatal effect by the Kentuckians under Clay and Fry

   
  





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Gen. Taylor in the thickest of the Battle encourages his troops

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The battle rages with the greatest fury

               

                      
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Washington's battery opens a fire and repulses a body of lancers.

   


 

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carries death and destruction into the swarming columns of the Mexicans causing them roll like

    
   
 
  


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flying by regiments in terror and dismay, pursued by the light troops of the American army,

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whilist the shout of Victors are heard above the thunder of the artillery

       


        
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"foremost fighting, fell", be ebalmed in the admiring and gratful hearts of their countrymen.

      
 
    




 

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purchessed; the cypress is closely entwined with the laurel; let the memory of those who

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The lustre of the victory has been dimmed by the blood with which it was

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FINALE. The names of Taylor. Wool. Bragg, Yell, O'Brian, Clay, Fry, Hardin, Mc. Kee,

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Lincoln, Washington, Lane, Marshall, May, Rucker. Campbell, Pike, Field. Crittenden, Shover,

     
  
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Monroe, Sherman, Steen, Gorman, Trail. Davis. Bowles. Bissell. Conner, &c. &c. Shall be

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written as with characters of Gold in the bright record of their Country's history, to which,

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by their gallant achievments, they have added another bright page.

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All honor, gratitude and glory, to the American heroes who nobly peril'd their lives,

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and shed their blood in defence of therin Country's rights, and by their deeds proclaimed

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proclaim to the world, that FREEMEN of AMERICA, are yet, as they ever have been, invincible.

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