The Battle of Monterrey

Cathedral at Monterrey. Army resting in foreground. Sam Walker's Texans at the Surrender of Monterrey.
Watercolor, 6 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches

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This is a view of the main plaza at Monterrey from the post office where Sam Walker's Texans rested at the surrender of Monterrey, which is taking place below in the plaza. The cathedral does not resemble the still-existing one, nor does it resemble Stephen G. Hill's lithograph view of 1847. Note surrender flags atop the cathedral on the side of the mountain in the distance, and the landmark Saddle Mountain. Sam claims to have been present, but never saw this scene either.
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