December 8, This day during the Mexican American War

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December 8, 1847 – The Siege of La Paz was a Mexican siege of their own city of La Paz in Baja California Sur. Mexican militia forces attempted to destroy the United States Army garrison, occupying the peninsular town. The siege occurred over a twelve day period in November and December 1847, at the end of the Mexican-American War. After the defeat at San Jose, Captain Pineda’s force had been increased by the company which had been repulsed, bringing his total strength to around 500 men. On or about November 26, Pineda set out from his base at La Laguna for La Paz. The next day he arrived and began positioning his troops around the settlement. That same day, Pineda launched an assault on the town, which he personally led. They advanced, under cover of ravines and cacti, toward the United States Army’s barracks position. Before the first battle at La…

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