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  • n. after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000

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  • In September, 1836, he was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant; in July, 1838, to a captaincy; in 1844 he became a member of the Board of Visitors to the Military Academy; in 1845 he was a member of the Board of Engineers; and in 1846, when the Mexican War broke out, was assigned to duty as chief engineer of the Central Army of Mexico, in which capacity he served to the end of the war.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • Montgomery newspapers had reported that Mr. Davis was having his old Mexican War sword sharpened at a gunsmith's in Market Street.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • A love story of the Mexican War period -- "blithe, wholesome, optimistic, peopled with men of old-fashioned courtliness and women of gracious manners and soft-voiced charm."

    Penrod

  • Beauregard probably remembered Jackson, who had been a young artillerist during the Mexican War and been breveted major for gallantry at Chapultepec.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Mexican War he served with distinction, and was appointed assistant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain in 1855.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The Mississippians of the fallen Richard Griffith were under their senior colonel, William Barksdale, a veteran of the Mexican War and a former congressman.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Before the Mexican War had begun, German settlements were established at Couhi, New Braunsfels, and Fredericksburg, Texas.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

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