Mexican War, 1846 to 1848

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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.

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.


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