from the Battle of Veracruz

Mackey, Robert
June 2007
Military History;Jun2008, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p16
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.


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