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THE OCCUPATION OF THE CAPITAL OF MEXICO BY THE AMERICAN ARMY.

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A COMPLETE HISTORY OF ALL THE OPERATIONS OF THE

AMERICAN ARMIES IN MEXICO :

WITH

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE MOST
DISTINGUISHED OFFICERS IN THE REGULAR

ARMY AND VOLUNTEER FORCE,

THE OCCUPATION OF THE CAPITAL OF MLAIUV D

BY J. FROST, L.L.D.
Author of “The Pictorial History of the World,” “ American
Naval Biography,” « Pictorial History of the United States,"
“ Wonders of History," and late Professor of Belles

Lettres in the Philadelphia High School.

Xllustrated with numerous Engravings.

NEW HAVEN AND PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY H. MANSFIELD

1850.

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Iranas, 1925)

Proz. c.st. Warung

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress,

BY H. MANSFIELD, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of

Connecticut.

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PREFACE.

THE recent contest between the United States and Mexico has called forth the military energies of this country, and has led to displays of valour and military science which have astonished the whole civilized world. In a succession of bati tles, sieges, marches, and skirmishes, lasting through a period of nineteen months, the arms of the United States have been uniformly triumphant. Wherever our armies have met the enemy they have conquered.

Of such a contest the history cannot but prove interesting to the whole body of the American people. The scattered details which have been furnished by the public journals, although they have served to allay anxiety for the moment, are quite insufficient to satisfy the lively curiosity which such events are well calculated to awaken. “A round unvarnished tale” of the whole progress of the war is necessary to form a portion of the historical library of every family; and it is due to the heroic officers and men who have served in this war, that their claims to the gratitude of their

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