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Buena Vista

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Zachary Taylor
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Mexican War

 

Definition: February 1847 battle between American and Mexican forces. Despite being outnumbered 14,000-to-5,000, the Americans, under Zachary Taylor, emerged victorious.

Related Resources:
The Mexican War
See drawings of him, read facts and figures about his victories, etc.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Battle of Buena Vista
More about this famous battle and its American leader, Zachary Taylor.

Writings of a Mexican War Soldier at Buena Vista
A first-hand account of the battle and the war.

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