The Battle of Buena Vista
February 22-23, 1847

Sam's sketches of the battle, with commentary by Dr. William H. Goetzmann

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Fearing Encirclement at Hidiondo[Hediona], Dragoons Hurry Back To Camp Buena Vista

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Our Flight from Hidiondo

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Mexican Army at Buena Vista

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Sam's Imagined View of Santa Anna and his Generals

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Grand Mass before Buena Vista

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General Wool Encounters a Bursting Shell

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First Dragoons, Buena Vista, Night of February 22, 1847

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Mexican Attack on Left and Center of American Lines, Night, February 22, 1847

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Battle at the Plains of Buena Vista, February 23, 1847

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Rough and Ready: "A Little More Grape Cap. Brag"

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Capture of a Section of Washington's Battery

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The Capture of O'Brien's Guns

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The Heroic Charlie May: "Col. May Your Squadron is thar."

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Maj. John Munroe Turning the 2nd Indiana Regiment Around

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Company, E, Dragoons, Fighting, Buena Vista

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Defeat of Lancers by the Mississipi Rifles

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General Wool Leading the Illinoise Regiment to the Charge

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Battle of Buena Vista

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In the Heat of the Battle at Buena Vista

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On the Battlefield the Night After the Battle

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Soldiers Visiting Lt. Col. Henry Clay, Jr.,'s Grave

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