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Rare large format edition of the Battle of Cerro Gordo, based upon surveys by Major Turnbull and Captain McClellan.

The Battle of Cerro Gordo was one of the important battles of the Mexican-American War. General Winfield Scott met Santa Anna's contingent of troops 17,000 troops just north of the Rio de la Plana on April 17, 1847. Despite being outnumbered 2 to 1, Scott's troops won a decisive battle in route to Mexico City.

The map shows the location of the Mexican battery at the pass, as well as an additional Mexican battery of seventeen guns. The location of several American forces are also shown, including those commanded by Shields, Riley, Twiggs, Worth, and Pillow, as well as the location of the American dragoons and light artillery.

A list of troop numbers and casualties also appears at the bottom of the map, with the American casualties broken down between officers and "Rank & File."