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The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was a defining moment in the relationship between Mexico and the USA. Tensions had been high between the two since 1836 when Texas broke off from Mexico and began petitioning the USA for statehood. The war was short but bloody and major fighting ended when the Americans captured Mexico City in September of 1847.


The U.S. - Mexico War (1846-1848) is the largest and most significant armed struggle between two nations in the western hemisphere. Learn more about this historical event by browsing source materials from the United States and Mexico such as proclamations, graphics, letters, and diaries from the collections of the University of Texas at Arlington.


In 1846 the Mexican War erupted along the Rio Grande River over the disputed Trans-Nueces region. The Mexican government insisted that the actual border was the Rio Nueces, 200 miles to the north. The intervening Trans-Nueces region was an uninhibited wasteland of no particular economic interest to either government, ...


The Mexican War was triggered by American expansionism and President James K. Polk’s desire to annex the Republic of Texas as a state. As a frontier state, Arkansas was called upon early to supply troops after war against Mexico had been declared on May 13, 1846. By war’s end, about 1,500 Arkansans had served, and Senator Ambrose Sevier of Arkansas had helped settle the peace. With Texas ...


Conflicts over border lines increased and in April, 1846, Mexican soldiers attacked American soldiers, killing twelve men. President Polk asked Congress to declare war. Fun Facts. The Mexican American War was the first American war fought on foreign soil. The Mexican army was ill-prepared to fight against the Americans. The U.S. won most of the ...


Name index to the compiled military service records (M616) for the Mexican War and compiled service records for the states of Mississippi, (M863), Pennsylvania (M1028), Tennessee (M638), Texas (M278) and Mormon Battalion (Iowa) (M351). The records are a part of RG 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917.


In 1846, the United States of America went to war with the United Mexican States. Political maneuvering by President James K. Polk and a vested interest in the Republic of Texas ensured the US would throw everything they could into the conflict.


The Mexican War took place, from 1846 to 1848. Many soldiers fought and many soldiers lost their lives. Soldiers came from all the states, in the United States. This is a list of those soldiers on the American Side. We hope this section helps you on your genealogy journey.


The Mexican-American War, sometimes referred to as the Mexican War, was fought between 1846 and 1848, in part due to America's annexation of Texas. Mexico considered Texas to be part of its land. Ultimately the U.S. won the war. One reason for this could have been Mexico's inferior weapons.


↑William Hugh Robarts, "Mexican War veterans : a complete roster of the regular and volunteer troops in the war between the United States and Mexico, from 1846 to 1848 ; the volunteers are arranged by states, alphabetically", BRENTANO'S, (A. S. WITHERBEE & CO , Proprietors,; WASHINGTON, D. C., 1887. pp.10–13