Spying and deception turned the U.S. invasion of Tampico into the battle that wasn't

Overton Jr., J. W.
June 2005
Military History;Jun2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p72
Focuses on the invasion of Tampico, Mexico by the U.S. in May 1846. Declaration of war on Mexico by the U.S.; Overview of the Tampico city; Information on the order of U.S. President James K. Polk to Commodore David Connor of the U.S. Home Squadron to attack the Mexican city on September 22.


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