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(WAR OF 1812.) Benjamin Tanner, engraver; after Reinagle. Macdonough's Victory on Lake Champlain and Defeat of the British Armyat Plattsburg. Engraving, 20 x 25 3/4 inches; minor wear and toning, short repairs in margins, one extending an inch into the image. [Philadelphia: Rogers & Esler, 4 July 1816]
A view of the American victory at the Battle of Plattsburgh which ended the British designs on the northern front in the War of 1812. "Four of Macomb's officers are presumably galloping with despatches past a group of interested local spectators, men and boys, whose gestures proclaim their excitement. A realistic dog turns tail, afraid of the guns, and three boys are to be made out in the grandstand seats, high in the branches of the big stage-set tree at the right. Warfare, Reinagle and Tanner believe, can be fun, especially if our side wins"--American Battle Art 44. Offered without the scarce accompanying key. Stauffer 3134.
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