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French troops enter the Mexican capital after an eighteen month campaign

Entry of French forces into Mexico City, June 7, 1863, artist's impression for French magazine
06/07/1863
French troops finally occupied Mexico City on June 7, 1863 after an eighteen month march from the sea. President Benito Jaurez and other government officials had abandoned the city the week before. General Elie Frédéric Forey entered the city in triumph three days later and preparations began for the setting up of complete French control under the eventual rule of Emperor Maximilian I.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
David R. Stevens (ed.), Sin Perdn: Acquiescence with Murder (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008), I:165-167.
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