To The Halls Of The Montezumas The Mexican War In The American Imagination -

to the halls of the montezumas the mexican war in the - for mid 19th century americans the mexican war was not only a grand exercise in self identity legitimizing the young republic s convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world it was also the first american conflict to be widely reported in the press and to be waged against an alien foe in a distant and exotic land, the mexican war 1846 1848 k jack bauer robert w - much has been written about the mexican war but this is the best military history of that conflict leading personalities civilian and military mexican and american are given incisive and fair evaluations, battle of monterrey wikipedia - in the battle of monterrey september 21 24 1846 during the mexican american war general pedro de ampudia and the mexican army of the north was defeated by the army of occupation a force of united states regulars volunteers and texas rangers under the command of general zachary taylor the hard fought urban combat led to heavy casualties on both sides