Texas State Archives Map Collection

A Key to the Battle of Buena Vista
Date: 1847 c.
Publisher: -- None Listed --
Cartographer: -- None Listed --
Scale: none given
Size: 22 cm x 51 cm
Type of Map: birdseye view
Format: black & white, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 00060
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 21.98 MB

A Key to the Battle of Buena Vista Image:

A birds eye view of the battle, which took place on February 22- 23, 1847, between U.S. troops commanded by General Zachary Taylor and Mexican troops commanded by Santa Anna. The battle was fought just south of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Shows positions and names of specific regiments, dragoons, batteries, and individual horsemen. It also shows the position of enemy infantry, battery, and calvary troops. Topographic features shown include mountains, gullies, and ravines. Personalities shown include General's Taylor, Harden, Lane, and Wood. A small section of the map is missing. 4/9/82

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