The Battle of Buena Vista

Mexican Army at Buena Vista
Watercolor, 6 9/16t x 12 5/16 inches
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This is a view of the battlefield of Buena Vista from the Mexican point of view looking north. The Mexican army, emerging from La Angostura, looks out on the broad plain. From this view, they cannot see the deep gullies between them and the American troops in the distance. Mexican troops, however, are already starting down the "angostura," or deep wash, on the left, headed towards the burning Rancho Bueana Vista. They will be met by Captain Washington's artillery battery and turned back.
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