“The Field of Monterey”


"A bugle horn is chanting now, A chorus far and free, And ev'rything rejoices For the glorious victory." The Americans have won a signal victory, but the singer grieves because her love has been slain in the bloody battle

Historical references

  • Sept 20-24, 1846 - Battle of Monterrey (part of the Mexican War). General Zachary Taylor captures the city, but the fight is bloody


  1. Randolph 665, "The Field of Monterey" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7366
  3. BI, R665


Author: Marion Dix Sullivan ?
Earliest date: 1909 (Heart Songs; a ballad with this title, by Sullivan, was published 1846)
Found in: US(So)