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Title: the Bombardment of Veracruz

Description: Naval Battery During the Bombardment of Veracruz; an 1848 lithograph of a U.S. Naval battery shelling Veracruz on March 24-25, 1847 during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848); U.S. forces led by Gen. Winfield Scott ( June 13, 1786-May 29, 1866) besieged the city of Veracruz and took it on March 29, 1847; casualties of the six-day battle were eighty Mexican military dead and 100 civilian casualties, and nineteen U.S. soldiers killed and sixty-three wounded; the U.S. victory led the way for a march inland to Mexico City; 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 Veracruz, battles, generals, Mexican War (1846-1848), Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Siege of Veracruz, Texas, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, United States, U.S. generals, U.S. Navy, U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848), Veracruz, 1840s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2100 x 1483 (3.11 MPixels) (1.42)

Print Size: 17.8 x 12.6 cm; 7.0 x 4.9 inches

File Size: 8.94 MB (9,374,696 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038608

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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