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Mexican-American War 170th: Battle of Cerro Gordo

Vera Cruz had fallen, and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had to act. Serving as both Mexico’s president and the commanding general of its armies, Santa Anna prepared to move against the American forces beginning to make their way inland. … Continue reading

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The Kennesaw Line: The Battle of LaFayette

The Battle of LaFayette, Georgia, is the forgotten battle of the Atlanta Campaign. It is one of the oddest battles of the Civil War, as well—a battle that pitted a force of Confederates against a force of Southern Unionists. It … Continue reading

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