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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2020 9:12 p.m. PST

…Mexican-American War

"In 1846, The United States of America went to war with Mexico, eager to annex Texas and California to expand the Union from sea to shining sea. For the next two years, the American Army would fight increasingly dispirited Mexican forces, until eventually, they reached Mexico City itself.

Before the Army could march to the halls of Montezuma, they first needed to defeat the Mexican forces in the field. For General Zachary Taylor, that meant securing the Texas border.

General Taylor's forces, sent to the disputed Mexican-American border, found himself engaging Mexican forces commanded by General Mariano Arista in early May of 1846. The bulk of General Arista's Army consisted of cavalry, and General Taylor, though outnumbered, endeavored to put to the test his new flying artillery…"
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William Warner05 Nov 2020 10:02 a.m. PST

Waste of time as far as "flying artillery" tactics is concerned. Only one sentence is devoted to describing the U.S. development of horse artillery and nothing is mentioned about its tactical employment in the battle.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2020 11:21 a.m. PST



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