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Sheet Music with great patriotic cover, “On To The Charge!, Inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold, Late of the light Artillery, 1846, Baltimore, Benteen. the artwork shows Ringgold being carried from the field, a mourning ribbon hangs from the American flag, uncolored still dramatic. Samuel B. Ringgold (17961846) was an artillery officer in the United States Army who was noted for several military innovations which caused him to be called the "Father of Modern Artillery." He was also, according to some records, the first U.S. officer to fall in the Mexican–American War, perishing from wounds received at the Battle of Palo Alto. During the battle, Ringgold was mortally wounded by cannon fire that mangled both his legs just below the crotch. Nevertheless, he refused to leave the field during the battle. He survived three days, during which time he debriefed on the battle, before dying in Port Isabel, Texas.
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The First U.S. Officer to Fall in the Mexican–American War

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