Item #346068 The Battery. Election of 1848, George S. Gideon.
The Battery
The Battery

Whig Campaign Newspaper for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore

The Battery.

Washington, D.C: George S. Gideon, July 6 to November 16, 1848.

Vol. 1, Numbers 1-18, plus a November 16 extra [all published]. 312pp. 4to. Whig Campaign Newspaper for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Contemporary half black morocco and marbled paper boards, worn at joints and edges. Provenance: Truman Smith (morocco label on the upper cover) Item #346068

Scarce complete run of the weekly political newspaper "devoted to the support of Taylor and Fillmore" published during their campaign in the Election of 1848, which pitted the Whig Zachary Taylor against the Democrat Lewis Cass. The masthead features a woodcut of a horseback Taylor with his Mexican War troops firing a canon at Cass. In the final post-election Extra, which includes the news of Taylor's victory, the masthead has changed to the canon blowing Cass to pieces. The final page of the Extra comprises a prospectus for a New Series of the Battery.

This example with provenance to ardent Taylor supporter Senator Truman Smith of Connecticut, who served on the Whig Executive Committee of Congress and who contributed within the pages of the campaign newspaper.

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