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The pictures listed below were scanned from 19th Century books and prints that were formerly part of the library of the Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (they have since been donated to the U.S. National Park Service at Brownsville, Texas), as the well as from books in the the personal collection of one of our members. These images may be used for non-profit, personal and/or educational purposes only (to illustrate a school report, for example).

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  1. Gen. Zachary Taylor in camp. Hand-tinted engraving. Artist unknown. No date.
  2. The Death of Major Ringgold at the Battle of Palo Alto. Painted by Chappel. Engraved by Phillibrown. 1858.
  3. The Battle of Resaca de la Palma, from Coffin's Building the Nation, 1883.
  4. The Battle of Monterey, from Coffin's Building the Nation, 1883.
  5. The Battle of Buena Vista, an engraving from a painting by W. H. Powell. No date.
  6. Gen. Taylor at the Battle of Buena Vista, from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion. No date.
  7. Landing of the American Forces Under Genl. Scott at Vera Cruz, March 9th, 1847. Nathaniel Currier, 1847.
  8. The Siege of Vera Cruz, from A Compilation of the Message and Papers of the Presidents, 1897.
  9. The Battle of Cerro Gordo, from Coffin's Building the Nation, 1883.
  10. The Battle of Cerro Gordo, from A Compilation of the Message and Papers of the Presidents, 1897.
  11. The Battle of Contreras, from A Compilation of the Message and Papers of the Presidents, 1897.
  12. The Battle of Churubusco, from Coffin's Building the Nation, 1883.
  13. The Battle of Churubusco, from A Compilation of the Message and Papers of the Presidents, 1897.
  14. The Battle of El Molino del Rey, from Coffin's Building the Nation, 1883.
  15. Storming of Chapultepec, from Bartlett's and Woodward's The History of the United States of America. No date.
  16. Storming of Chapultepec, an engraving from a painting by W. H. Powell. No date.
  17. Gen. Scott's Entrance into Mexico City. Source unknown. No date.
  18. The Occupation of the Capital of Mexico by the American Army, from Frost's The Mexican War and Its Warriors, 1848.

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