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(Mexico) El Monitor Republicano, "Untitled," May 12, 1846

This announcement from the government of Mexico, reprinted in the newspaper El Monitor Republicano, proclaims the appointment of Mariano Arista as commander of the Mexican forces in Texas. Arista commanded the Mexican army at the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma during the initial phase of the Mexican War before being relieved from command in early summer 1846. He was later president of Mexico from 1851 to 1853. (By Brendan Boston)

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