TITLE

from the Battle of Veracruz

AUTHOR(S)
Mackey, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the military strategy lessons to be learned from the Battle of Veracruz during the Mexican-American War. Mexican Brigadier General Juan Morales opted to concentrate his troops and artillery in specific strongpoints while U.S. General Winfield Scott expanded the U.S. beachhead. The war killed about 100 Mexican civilians, 80 Mexican soldiers and 13 American people. The victory of the first major amphibious operation of the U.S. made the march on Mexico City possible.
ACCESSION #
32205046

 

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