French troops begin a two-month siege of Puebla, Mexico
French troops begin a two-month siege of Puebla, a key stronghold of Mexico’s republican forces and the site of an impressive Mexican victory against the French a year earlier. This time, France prevails. (By Brian Bockelman)
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 555-56.