11 AM, Saltillo, February 23, 1847


"11 o.c. [o 'clock] A.M. A great many are coming in from the field. They report that our left flank has been turned and that the whole army is retreating. The firing which a short time ago had slackened is now very rapid. The men coming in are principally from the Indiana regiments. From their account there has been hard fighting. Many of them came into town without arms and some of them without their hats."

--unkown scribe, stationed in Saltillo with Co. A, 1st Illinois Infantry

Remember, this day, the heroes of Buena Vista. 4,500 Americans stood up to Santa Anna's army of 18,000.

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