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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

….Controversial Engagement

"At the opening of hostilities of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Mexico had a standing army of 33,541. This included men recruited for three brigades of foot artillery, five standing companies of garrison guns (114 guns), and a brigade of horse artillery (24 guns). Each foot brigade contained eight companies and a headquarters staff. Every foot artillery company had on its roster five officers, 22 NCOs, and 86 gunners. The horse artillery brigade comprised six companies, each with four officers, 20 NCOs, 66 gunners, 80 saddle horses, and 50 draft animals. It, too, had a headquarters staff. The foot brigades and the horse artillery (about 140 guns all told) made up Mexico's sole field artillery force…."
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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2019 2:21 p.m. PST

This article is nice, but the author is seriously mistaken about much of the actual composition of the Mexican Army, and his particulars are its Artillery--especially references to "Horse Artillery"--are so far off the mark as to set a novice to the subject off on a hopeless tangent.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 11:26 a.m. PST



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