An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . is days bombardment was grand and sub-hme, beyond even that of Vera Cruz. On the morning of the 13th, sufficient impression had been madeupon the wails to authorize the commencement of the attack. Itwas conducted in two columns, the first from Pillows division, underColonel Ransom, the second from that of Quitman, under MajorTwiggs and Captain Casey. The castle was commanded by Ge

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An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . is days bombardment was grand and sub-hme, beyond even that of Vera Cruz. On the morning of the 13th, sufficient impression had been madeupon the wails to authorize the commencement of the attack. Itwas conducted in two columns, the first from Pillows division, underColonel Ransom, the second from that of Quitman, under MajorTwiggs and Captain Casey. The castle was commanded by Ge Stock Photo
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An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . is days bombardment was grand and sub-hme, beyond even that of Vera Cruz. On the morning of the 13th, sufficient impression had been madeupon the wails to authorize the commencement of the attack. Itwas conducted in two columns, the first from Pillows division, underColonel Ransom, the second from that of Quitman, under MajorTwiggs and Captain Casey. The castle was commanded by Ge
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An illustrated history of the New world : containing a general history of all the various nations, states, and republics of the western continent ..and a complete history of the United States to the present time .. . is days bombardment was grand and sub-hme, beyond even that of Vera Cruz. On the morning of the 13th, sufficient impression had been madeupon the wails to authorize the commencement of the attack. Itwas conducted in two columns, the first from Pillows division, underColonel Ransom, the second from that of Quitman, under MajorTwiggs and Captain Casey. The castle was commanded by Gene-ral Bravo, one of the bravest officers in the Mexican service. Thecannonading of Chapultepec was continued without intermission,from dawn until 8 a. m., when its cessation was the signal for themovement of the storming parties. Pillows division marched througha grove filled with sharp-shooters, clearing it as they advanced, andhalting at the base of the hill. The storming party were in advancewith fixed bayonets and empty muskets. At this crisis, Pillow wasstruck to the ground with a severe wound, and the command de-volved on General Cadwalader. Ransom rushed forvrard into thji STORMING OF CHAPULTEPEC. 585. COLONBL RANSOM. appalling shower of death hurled down by the castle, calling on hismen to follow. They followed him with loud cheers; but in a fewmoments he fell dead, shot through the brain, and the command fellupon Major Seymour. Undismayed by the death of their leader,and crowds falling on all sides, the soldiers clambered up the steepascent, shouting the name of Ransom, and driving each other on-ward. A small battery outside the castle was speedily taken, andthe assailants sprang forward through showers of fire, to the ditch.During all this time, the American batteries were throwing shellsand shot over the storming party into the fortress, so as to preventthe arrival of reinforcements from the city. The enemy madeseveral unsuccessful attempts to fire the mines ; and s