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In Mexico, Miramón arrives at Medellin to attack Juarez forces at Vera Cruz

Mexico, 1857, zoomable map
03/02/1860
General Miguel Miramón, in control of the military junta ruling from Mexico City, had marched from the capital to attack the Constitutional forces of Benito Juarez, headquartered at Vera Cruz on the coast.  Harassed by guerrillas all the way, Miramón arrived in Medellin to set up his headquarters and lay siege to the port.  The effort would fail and later in March Miramón's forces retreated to the capital.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Mexico, Vol. v, 1824-1861 (San Francisco, CA: A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1885), 777. 

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