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Battle of Molino del Ray.

  • ARTIST: Alonzo Chappel

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving, hand colored,

    DATE: 1859.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 5 7/16 x 7 3/8" (13.8 x 18.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: The Battle of Molino del Ray was fought on September 8, 1847. It's regarded as one of the bloodiest battles of the Mexican-American War, with the U.S. losing 800 men. The blow was made worse by the fact that rumors of a cannon foundry were incorrect, as it had been the very reason they had pressed forward.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save some staining in the outer lower margin. Modern hand color.