forces under General Winfield Scott made the country's first
amphibious landing at Vera Cruz, a Mexican coastal city, on
March 9, 1847. Before the Mexican Army knew it, 12,000
American troops were on land and marching toward Vera Cruz.
They captured the city several days later. From there, it
was a short, triumphant march to Mexico City, the
Find out all about the war between Mexico and
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting
on the Web:
Battle of Vera Cruz
More on this famous battle.
This PBS site gives you LOTS of information on the war with
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