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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 11:58 AM
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37. You left out the Mexican War of 1846.
I have read, but am not going to google for a link, that the general that commanded the American troops, General Scott, was ashamed that he had been used and had taken part in such a blatant land grab. We took about half of the country of Mexico from them.

The history of that war is a fascinating read. No other country in the world expected the USA to win. The Mexican troops were well trained and vastly outnumbered the Americans. The difference was that Scott discovered the genius of one of his captains - Robert E. Lee. Captain Lee continued to come up with brilliant ideas. And the Mexican troops had the misfortune to be commanded by - Santa Anna.
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