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Exhibit Theme

War with Mexico - 2

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Battle of Buena Vista, color...
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Battle of Buena Vista, color lithograph by J. Baillie, ca. 1847

At a decisive battle at Buena Vista in northern Mexico, U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor held the line against Mexican cavalry.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress