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Siege of Veracruz

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Battle of Vera Cruz

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The Battle of Chapultepec: Capturing the Mexican Capital in 1847

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Siege of Vera Cruz 1847 Mexican-American War detailed battle map McClellan Patterson Worth Twigg

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Siege of Veracruz

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Veracruz (2007 Remaster)

The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican beachhead seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican–American War. Lasting from March 9–29, 1847, it began with the first large-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States military forces, and ended with the surrender and occupation of the city. U.S. forces then marched inland to Mexico City.
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  • Background 

  • Mexican defenses 

  • Landings 

  • Siege 

  • Aftermath