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<div style="width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mexican_War,_1846_to_1848|Mexican War]]'' </center>
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<div style="width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mexican_War,_1846_to_1848|Mexican War]]'' </center>  
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<br> The Mexican War (also known as the Mexican-American War, the First American Intervention, and the U.S.–Mexican War) resulted from the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Thirty-five thousand U.S. Army troops and 73,000 state volunteers fought in this war. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states, such as Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas. The war took place from April 25, 1846 to February 2, 1848.
  
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<br> Map of the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_1846-06-1846-12.png United States in June of 1846].
  
The Mexican War (also known as the Mexican-American War, the First American Intervention, and the U.S.–Mexican War) resulted from the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Thirty-five thousand U.S. Army troops and 73,000 state volunteers fought in this war. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states, such as Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas. The war took place from April 25, 1846 to February 2, 1848.
 
  
  
Map of the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_1846-06-1846-12.png United States in June of 1846].  
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=== Chronology of Major Events ===
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{| width="600" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"
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|-
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| 25 Apr 1846
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| U.S. and Mexican forces clashed at the Nueces River. The&nbsp;small American forces were defeated.<br>
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|-
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| 13 May 1846<br>
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| U.S. Congress declared war on Mexico.
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| 8 May 1846
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| The battle of Palo Alto occurred about eight miles northeast of&nbsp;Brownsville, Texas. U.S. forces, led by Major General Zachary&nbsp;Taylor, were victorious.
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| 9 May 1846
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| Taylor's forces defeated the Mexican Army in Cameron County,&nbsp;near Brownville, Texas.
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|-
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| 22 Feb1847
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| U.S. forces successfully defended possession of a narrow&nbsp;mountain pass near Buena Vista, in northeastern Mexico.
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|-
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| 17 Apr 1847
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| The Mexican Army under the leadership of Santa Ana, lost&nbsp;possession of a mountain pass, Cerro Gordo, near Jalapa,Mexico.
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|-
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| 20 Aug 1847
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| American forces overtook the village of Churubusco, six miles&nbsp;south of Mexico City.
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|-
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| 12 Sep 1847
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| General Scott led a successful attack against Chapultepec, a&nbsp;fortified hill guarding the gates of Mexico City.
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|-
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| 14 Sep 1847
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| American troops entered Mexico City.
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|-
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| 2 Feb 1848
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| The peace treaty was signed. Mexico gave the territories of&nbsp;California, New Mexico, and the Rio Grande region to the&nbsp;United States.
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|}
  
== <center>States and Territories</center>  ==
 
  
<center>States and Territories that existed during the war.</center>
 
  
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== <center>States and Territories</center>  ==
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<center>States and Territories that existed during the war.</center>
 
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*[[Alabama Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Alabama]]
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*[[Alabama Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Alabama]]  
*[[Arkansas Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Arkansas]]
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*[[Arkansas Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Arkansas]]  
*[[Connecticut Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Connecticut]]
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*[[Connecticut Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Connecticut]]  
*[[Delaware Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Delaware]]
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*[[Delaware Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Delaware]]  
*[[District of Columbia Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|District of Columbia]]
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|District of Columbia]]  
*[[Florida Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Florida]]
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*[[Florida Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Florida]]  
*[[Georgia Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Georgia]]
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*[[Georgia Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Georgia]]  
*[[Illinois Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Illinois]]
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*[[Illinois Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Illinois]]  
*[[Indiana Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Indiana]]
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*[[Indiana Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Indiana]]  
*[[Iowa Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Iowa Territory/State]]
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*[[Iowa Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Iowa Territory/State]]
  
 
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*[[Kentucky Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Kentucky]]
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*[[Kentucky Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Kentucky]]  
*[[Louisiana Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Louisiana]]
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*[[Louisiana Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Louisiana]]  
*[[Maine Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Maine]]
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*[[Maine Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Maine]]  
*[[Maryland Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Maryland]]
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*[[Maryland Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Maryland]]  
*[[Massachusetts Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Massachusetts]]
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*[[Massachusetts Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Massachusetts]]  
*[[Michigan Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Michigan]]
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*[[Michigan Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Michigan]]  
*[[Mississippi Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Mississippi]]
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*[[Mississippi Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Mississippi]]  
*[[Missouri Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Missouri]]
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*[[Missouri Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Missouri]]  
*[[New Hampshire Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|New Hampshire]]
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*[[New Hampshire Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|New Hampshire]]  
*[[New Jersey Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|New Jersey]]
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*[[New Jersey Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|New Jersey]]  
*[[New York Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|New York]]
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*[[New York Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|New York]]
  
 
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*[[North Carolina Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|North Carolina]]
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*[[North Carolina Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|North Carolina]]  
*[[Ohio Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Ohio]]
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*[[Ohio Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Ohio]]  
*[[Pennsylvania Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Pennsylvania]]  
*[[Rhode Island Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Rhode Island]]
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*[[Rhode Island Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Rhode Island]]  
*[[South Carolina Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|South Carolina]]
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*[[South Carolina Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|South Carolina]]  
*[[Tennessee Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Tennessee]]
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*[[Tennessee Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Tennessee]]  
*[[Texas Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Texas]]
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*[[Texas Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Texas]]  
*[[Vermont Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Vermont]]
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*[[Vermont Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Vermont]]  
*[[Virginia Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Virginia]]
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*[[Virginia Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Virginia]]  
*[[Wisconsin Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Wisconsin Territory]]
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*[[Wisconsin Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Wisconsin Territory]]
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== <center>Additional State Records</center> ==
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== <center>Additional State Records</center> ==
  
 
The Mexican War was fought before these states existed, however, these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war.  
 
The Mexican War was fought before these states existed, however, these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war.  
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*[[Minnesota Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Minnesota]]
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*[[Minnesota Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Minnesota]]
  
 
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*[[Nebraska Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Nebraska]]
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*[[Nebraska Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Nebraska]]
  
 
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*[[Utah Military Records#Mexican War (1846-1848)|Utah]]
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*[[Utah Military Records#Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Utah]]
  
 
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*[[West Virginia Military Records#Additional_Military_Records|West Virginia]]  
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*[[West Virginia Military Records#Additional_Military_Records|West Virginia]]
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=== <center>Research Tools</center> ===
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=== <center>Research Tools</center> ===
  
 
''[https://fch.ldschurch.org/WWSupport/Courses/FamilyHistoryLibraryExport/U.S._Military_Records__Pre-WWI_Pension_Application/Player.html Military Records: Pre-WWI Pension Applications]'' (16 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
 
''[https://fch.ldschurch.org/WWSupport/Courses/FamilyHistoryLibraryExport/U.S._Military_Records__Pre-WWI_Pension_Application/Player.html Military Records: Pre-WWI Pension Applications]'' (16 minute online video) [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 FamilySearch Research Classes Online], 2010.  
  
=== <center>Websites</center> ===
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=== <center>Websites</center> ===
  
 
*[http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm U.S. Mexican War] (Descendants of Mexican War Veterans) - maps,timeline, military units, statistics of the war and more.
 
*[http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm U.S. Mexican War] (Descendants of Mexican War Veterans) - maps,timeline, military units, statistics of the war and more.
  
 
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[[Category:Mexico]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States|Mexican War]]
 
[[Category:Mexico]] [[Category:Wars_involving_the_United_States|Mexican War]]

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The Mexican War (also known as the Mexican-American War, the First American Intervention, and the U.S.–Mexican War) resulted from the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Thirty-five thousand U.S. Army troops and 73,000 state volunteers fought in this war. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states, such as Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas. The war took place from April 25, 1846 to February 2, 1848.


Map of the United States in June of 1846.


Chronology of Major Events

25 Apr 1846 U.S. and Mexican forces clashed at the Nueces River. The small American forces were defeated.
13 May 1846
U.S. Congress declared war on Mexico.
8 May 1846 The battle of Palo Alto occurred about eight miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas. U.S. forces, led by Major General Zachary Taylor, were victorious.
9 May 1846 Taylor's forces defeated the Mexican Army in Cameron County, near Brownville, Texas.
22 Feb1847 U.S. forces successfully defended possession of a narrow mountain pass near Buena Vista, in northeastern Mexico.
17 Apr 1847 The Mexican Army under the leadership of Santa Ana, lost possession of a mountain pass, Cerro Gordo, near Jalapa,Mexico.
20 Aug 1847 American forces overtook the village of Churubusco, six miles south of Mexico City.
12 Sep 1847 General Scott led a successful attack against Chapultepec, a fortified hill guarding the gates of Mexico City.
14 Sep 1847 American troops entered Mexico City.
2 Feb 1848 The peace treaty was signed. Mexico gave the territories of California, New Mexico, and the Rio Grande region to the United States.


States and Territories

States and Territories that existed during the war.

Additional State Records

The Mexican War was fought before these states existed, however, these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war.

Research Tools

Military Records: Pre-WWI Pension Applications (16 minute online video) FamilySearch Research Classes Online, 2010.

Websites

  • U.S. Mexican War (Descendants of Mexican War Veterans) - maps,timeline, military units, statistics of the war and more.