Battle of Cerro Gordo
Photo Credit: Army Heritage Museum Collection
This hand-colored lithograph entitled Cerro Gordo was based on an original drawing by artist Carl Nebel. The print was part of series of battle scenes from The War between the United States and Mexico, Illustrated, by George Wilkins Kendall, published by Appleton and Company, New York and Philadelphia in 1851. Kendall was the founder and editor of the New Orleans Picayune and accompanied the U.S. Army in Mexico as a correspondent. In Nebel's drawing of the assault on Cerro Gordo, he has chosen the period when William S. Harney's troops are advancing directly on the works on the crest; Bennet Riley's men of David Twiggs's division are seen moving to the right. The American guns on the heights to the left have just ceased their fire. At the foot of the hills, in the foreground, may be seen a portion of William J. Worth's division in reserve. Army Heritage Museum Collection, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
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