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November 17 this Day During The Mexican-American War

November 17, 1847 – The Battle of La Paz was an engagement of the Pacific Coast Campaign during the Mexican-American War. The belligerents were United States Army troops against Mexican militia, commanded by Mexican Army officers. The battle occurred on … Continue reading

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November 16 This day during the Mexican American War

November 16, 1846 – The Battle of the Natividad took place on November 16, 1846 in the Salinas Valley, in present day Monterey County, California, during the California Campaign of the Mexican–American War, between United States organized California militia and … Continue reading

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October 31 This day during the Mexican American War

October 31, 1847 – The Bombardment of Punta Sombrero was an American naval bombardment in response to a Mexican attack on a United States Navy warship which occurred during the Mexican-American War on October 31, 1847. Following the Battle of … Continue reading

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October 26 This day during the Mexican American War

October 26, 1846 – The First Battle of Tabasco was fought during the Mexican–American War, in October 1846. The battle was part of the efforts of the Home Fleet of the United States Navy to blockade the main Mexican ports … Continue reading

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October 9 This day during the Mexican American War

October 9, 1846 – The Battle of Dominguez Rancho was a military engagement of the Mexican–American War. The battle took place within Manuel Dominguez’s 75,000-acre (300 km2) Rancho San Pedro. Captain José Antonio Carrillo, leading fifty Californio Lancer troops, successfully … Continue reading

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October 9 This day during the Mexican American War

October 9, 1847 – The Battle of Huamantla was a U.S. victory late in the Mexican-American War that forced the Mexican Army to lift the Siege of Puebla. The same day Mexico City fell to General Winfield Scott’s army (September … Continue reading

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September 30 This day during the Mexican American War

September 30, 1846 – The Siege of Los Angeles was a military occupation by the United States Marines of the Pueblo de Los Angeles during the Mexican–American War. On August 13, 1846, early in the American invasion of California during … Continue reading

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