November 27, This day during the Mexican American Border War (1910–1919)

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November 27, 1918 – The Battle of Ambos Nogales was an engagement fought on August 27, 1918 between United States Army forces, stationed in Nogales, Arizona, and the Carrancista garrison of Nogales, Sonora. It was notable for being one of the larger battles between American and Mexican forces during the Border War and it involved a group of German military advisors who fought alongside the Mexicans. Since the United States was fighting in World War I, the advisors’ participation in the conflict makes it the only battle of the war fought on American soil. On August 27, 1918, at about 4:10 PM, a gun battle erupted unintentionally when a Mexican civilian attempted to pass through the border, back to Mexico, without being interrogated at the United States Customs house. The man was suspected of gun smuggling and refused to stop. As the Mexican man passed the office, customs inspector Arthur G. Barber…

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