Buena Vista (I)
DESCRIPTION: "From the Rio Grande's waters to the icy lakes of Maine Let all exult for we have met the enemy again." Details of battle sung, regiments and commanders named, "our brave old General another battle won"
AUTHOR: Words: Albert Pike (source: Eggleston and Thompson-Pioneer)
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Eggleston)
KEYWORDS: army battle death Mexico soldier memorial moniker patriotic
Feb 22-23, 1847 - Battle of Buena Vista. 5000 troops under Zachary Taylor defeat 15,000 Mexicans under Santa Anna
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thompson-Pioneer 56, "Buena Vista" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: George Cary Eggleston, editor, _American War Ballads and Lyrics_ (New York, 1889), pp. 153-158, "Buena Vista"
cf. "On Buena Vista's Battlefield" (subject)
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