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French troops evacuate Monterrey, Mexico and Republican forces move in.

Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, circa 1864, detail
07/26/1866

In northeast Mexico, French forces under Foreign Legion commander Brigadier General Jean Pierre Joseph Jeanningros slipped away from Monterrey and Republican forces occupied the city the next day.  This set the scene for Tampico being captured in early August and heralded the rest of northern Mexico falling into Republican hands before the end of the summer.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Mexico," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 499.

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