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grenadier76 Inactive Member01 Feb 2012 4:58 a.m. PST

Were there any Mexican regulars involved in the Battle of Veracruz 1914?

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2012 6:45 a.m. PST

50 of them: link

"…Commodore Manuel Azueta encouraged cadets of the Veracruz Naval Academy to take up the defense of the port for themselves. Also, about 50 line soldiers of the Mexican Army remained behind to fight the invaders along with the citizens of Veracruz."

mex10mm Inactive Member01 Feb 2012 3:48 p.m. PST

The "Federal/Regular" army was ordered by dictator Victoriano Huerta to retreat from the city of Veracruz; only naval cadets, policemen, jail inmates and armed civilians were left to defend their city. I guess some soldiers might have joined the defenders, not as a "regular unit" but fighting alongside the other ad hoc defending units.

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