Battle of Cerro Gordo

Battle of Cerro Gordo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Cerro Gordo, or Battle of Sierra Gordo, in the Mexican-American War saw Winfield Scott's US troops flank and drive Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strong defensive position. United States forces captured the port of Veracruz on March 27, 1847. Following this, General Winfield Scott advanced towards Mexico City. General Antonio L pez de Santa Anna, commanding Mexican forces in the area, blocked Scott's march at Cerro Gordo, near Xalapa, with more than 12,000 soldiers in a fortified defile. Represented were the remnants of the Division of the North, Vasquez Brigade and Juvera Cavalry Brigade, plus reinforcements from the Capitol: Rangel Brigade, Pinzon Brigade, Arteaga Brigade & Canalizo Special Cavalry Division. Army Corps of Engineers Capt. Robert E. Lee discovered a mountain trail around Santa Anna's position. General Scott quickly moved the main body of his command along the trail, flanking the Mexicansshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6137772527
  • 9786137772522