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Tango0102 Nov 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

… las Palmas.

"The Mexican War (1846-1848) was the US. Army's first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land. This brief war is often overlooked by casual students of history since it occurred so close to the American Civil War and is overshadowed by the latter's sheer size and
scope. Yet, the Mexican War was instnunental in shaping the geographical boundaries of the United States. At the conclusion of this conflict, the US. had added some one million square miles of territory, including what today are the states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California, as well as portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. This newly acquired land also became a battleground between advocates for the expansion of slavery and those who fought to prevent its spread. These sectional and political differences ripped the fabric of the union of states and eventually contributed to the start of the American Civil War, just thirteen years later.
In addition, the Mexican War was a proving ground for a generation of US. Army leaders who as junior officers in Mexico learned the trade of war and latter applied those lessons to the Civil War…."
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Glengarry502 Nov 2018 5:23 p.m. PST

"The Mexican War (1846-1848) was the US. Army's first experience waging an extended conflict in a foreign land."
The War of 1812, hello?

Tango0103 Nov 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

(smile)


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14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

I've visited the battlefield at Palo Alto. Interesting area. Side note the term Resaca is a geographic feature that appears one place on earth. Look it up.

Tango0104 Nov 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


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