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General Taylor tells Congress that hostilities with Mexicans have commenced

Zachary Taylor, daguerreotype, circa 1848, detail
04/26/1846
After Mexican troops fire upon U.S. forces attempting to blockade a Mexican border town, Gen. Zachary Taylor reports to Congress that "hostilities may now be considered as commenced." (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., ed., The Almanac of American History (New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993), 250.

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