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Title: Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico

Description: Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico; painting of the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, February 22-23, 1847 during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848); U.S. forces led by Gen. Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784-July 9, 1850) were victorious over the out-numbered Mexican troops under Gen. Santa Anna (Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna y Perez de Lebron; February 21, 1794-June 21, 1876) who retreated toward Mexico City after the two-day battle; U.S. casualties were 267 killed and 456 wounded; Mexican casualties were about 500 killed and 1,000 wounded; Taylor, known as "Old Rough and Ready," led American troops to victorious battles in the Mexican-American War and in previous wars, and became the 12th President of the United States (March 4, 1848 until he died in office on July 9, 1850); the Mexican American War was a U.S. and Mexican territorial dispute between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers that led to open war between the two countries on May 13, 1846; the war ended with U.S. troops in possession of California, the Southwest, northern Mexico, and central Mexico from Veracruz to Mexico City; in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico ceded to the U.S. the territories of California and New Mexico and all the land up to the Rio Grande River, and also relinquished its claim to Texas; in return, the U.S. paid Mexico $15 million;

Category: Mexican-American War

Keywords: Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, battles, Mexican War (1846-1848), Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Mexico, Texas, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, United States, U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848), 1840s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 3000 x 1940 (5.82 MPixels) (1.55)

Print Size: 25.4 x 16.4 cm; 10.0 x 6.5 inches

File Size: 16.68 MB (17,493,060 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038539c

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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