History of War

FAMOUS BATTLE BUENA VISTA, 1847

“SANTA ANNA WAS SURPRISED BY THE AUDACITY OF THE AMERICAN ATTACK AND A FINAL MEXICAN ASSAULT DID NOT HAPPEN”

Buena Vista was arguably the most famous battle of the conflict. After war had been declared in 1846, US volunteer regiments were formed with keen but inexperienced recruits to fill the ranks of the American ‘Army of Occupation’ in northern Mexican territory. These regiments eventually numbered over 10,000 men under the command of

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