The Battle of Buena Vista

General Wool Leading the Illinoise Regiment to the Charge
Watercolor, 4 1/8 x 3 13/16 inches
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General Wool assumed immediate field command and rallied the Second Illinois, who charged back into the battle while the First Illinois surged forward, driving the enemy back and capturing the Hidalgo Battalion's flag, at the cost of losing their commander, Col. John J. Hardin.
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