US Cavalry Antique Print of Mexican American War (1843-44)
Antique hand colored lithograph print of the US Cavalry during the American Mexican war. Battle scene depicting the 2nd Dragoons charge led by Colonel William Harney at Medelin near Vera Cruz during the Mexican American war. Lithograph was printed by James S Baillie who previously worked as a colorist for Currier, before setting up his own business sometime about 1843-44 in New York. For the next decade he issued a wide variety of popular lithographs to rival Currier.
During the Mexican-American War, he was appointed colonel and commanded the 2nd Dragoons who were attached to John E. Wool's command during the Chihuahua Expedition and the Battle of Buena Vista. Harney joined Winfield Scott's Army as senior cavalry officer at the siege of Veracruz. He was temporarily in command of the 1st Brigade in David Twiggs' division, where he fought with distinction at the battle of Cerro Gordo, and received a promotion to brevet brigadier general. He returned to cavalry command during Contreras, Churubusco and the battles for Mexico City. Harney was an original member of the Aztec Club of 1847, which was composed of American officers who had served in Mexico.
Classic patriotic propaganda imagery of an early American military victory would make a great addition to your military print collection, man cave or study.
Framed item measures 13“ wide by 17“ long and weighs almost 3 lbs. The image measures 10" wide by 14" long.
In good used condition with signs of use commensurate with age with no tears or stains(please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. Art Shelf 6 US Cavalry Prints
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