The Battle of Monterrey

Surrender of Black Fort, Monterrey
Watercolor, pencil and gouache, 4 1/2 x 6 inches, writing on verso, also writing on picture surface not covered by paint.

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The Black Fort, garrisoned by the Fourth Infantry under the command of Col. Jose Lopez Uraga, here seen surrendering, was perhaps the strongest point in the defense of Monterrey. It was not carried by storming U.S. troops, but was outflanked and surrounded. The Black Fort is medieval in its appearance. It resembles the Aclazar in Seville. Note the portcullis ready to drop down on the gate.
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