Place Unit Type
    Containing Unit
    Date Type
    At Miramar Castle in Trieste, Austria, Archduke Maximilian officially accepts the imperial throne of Mexico US/the World
    Civil war erupts in Mexico Foreign
    Congress declares war with Mexico following attacks on US forces in disputed Texas border areas Lawmaking/Litigating
    Decisive French action defeats a Mexican force attempting to resupply the besieged city of Puebla Battles/Soldiers
    Famed Mexican Republican guerrilla leader, Manuel Garcia Pueblita, is killed in central Mexico US/the World
    Gaston Raousset begins a second filibustering incursion into northern Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    In Mexico, Juan N. Alvarez assumes control of the Restorer of Liberty Army Foreign
    Liberal leader Benito Juárez returns to Mexico from exile in the US and the Caribbean Foreign
    Mexican conservatives ask Austrian prince Maximilian to become Emperor of Mexico US/the World
    Mexican General José María Yáñez captures French filibuster Gaston Raousset Foreign
    Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna closes congress and abolishes all political parties Foreign
    Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna resigns and goes into exile Foreign
    Mexican troops rebel against President Antonio López de Santa Anna and call for liberal reforms Foreign
    Mexico adopts a new liberal constitution Foreign
    Mexico begins preparing troops for a possible war with the United States. Military/Violent
    Mexico's controversial ex-president Antonio López de Santa Anna, living in exile, wins a new presidential election Foreign
    New Mexican president Félix María Zuloaga declares all liberal reforms to be null and void Foreign
    President Buchanan appoints Robert McLane as minister to Mexico US/the World
    The United States recognizes the Liberal government of Benito Juarez in Mexico US/the World
    Name Type
    Acapulco, Mexico City or Town
    Ayutla, Mexico City or Town
    Buena Vista, Mexico City or Town
    Colima, Mexico City or Town
    Durango, Mexico State or Province
    Guadalajara, Mexico City or Town
    Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico City or Town
    Guanajuato, Mexico City or Town
    Jalisco, Mexico State or Province
    Lower California (Baja California) State or Province
    Mexico City, Mexico City or Town
    Monterrey, Mexico City or Town
    Oaxaca, Mexico State or Province
    Queretaro, Mexico State or Province
    San Luis Potosi, Mexico State or Province
    Sonora, Mexico State or Province
    Tabasco, Mexico State or Province
    Tamaulipas, Mexico State or Province
    Vera Cruz, Mexico City or Town
    Veracruz, Mexico State or Province
    Zacatecas, Mexico State or Province
    Date Title
    (Mexico) El Monitor Republicano, "Latest News," May 4, 1846
    (Mexico) El Monitor Republicano, "Untitled," May 12, 1846
    Debate Over Increase of the Army, House of Representatives, January 9, 1847
    Debate Over Thanks to Gen. Taylor and Army Resolution, US Senate, February 3, 1847
    Abraham Lincoln, Speech in United States House of Representatives: The War with Mexico, January 12, 1848
    Abraham Lincoln to William Hernden, June 22, 1848
    David Wilmot’s Speech in the House of Representatives, Washington, DC, August 3, 1848
    New York Herald, “Mr. Clay's Compromise, and the Cabinet,” February 1, 1850
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “More Fillibusters [Filibusters],” January 7, 1856
    New York Times, “Gen. Walker’s Letter,” September 23, 1857
    New York Times, “The American Panic,” October 14, 1857
    New York Times, “The Fight in Congress,” December 18, 1857
    New York Times, “Highly Important from Mexico,” April 12, 1858
    New York Times, “The New Orleans Committee,” June 5, 1858
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Revolution in New Orleans,” June 6, 1858
    New York Herald, “The Hon. Joshua R. Giddings vs. the Administration and the Slave Power,” June 27, 1858
    New York Times, "The American Gold Fields," July 2, 1858
    Boston (MA) Flag of Our Union, "The Mormon War," July 3, 1858
    New York Times, "The Tribune on Manifest Destiny," July 10, 1858
    New York Times, “The Boundary Survey between Mexico and the United States,” September 27, 1858
    New York Times, "Important From Mexico," October 13, 1858
    New York Times, “The Home Squadron,” October 27, 1858
    New York Times, "A Recognition of President Juarez," November 5, 1858
    New York Times, “The President and the Filibusters,” November 23, 1858
    New York Times, “Who is President of Mexico?,” December 22, 1858
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Present and Future Territories,” January 7, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Present Congress and the Next President,” January 17, 1859
    New York Herald, “Another Grand Scheme of Annexation,” January 22, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 29, 1859
    New York Times, "News By Telegraph," February 21, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Gold Regions of the West,” February 24, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Hand Writing on the Wall,” March 11, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Cuba at the North,” March 21, 1859
    San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “Filibusterism and Disunion,” April 1, 1859
    New York Herald, “Mr. Buchanan and the Succession,” July 24, 1859
    William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, October 29, 1859
    William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, December 12, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The President’s Message,” December 28, 1859
    William T. Sherman to John Sherman, February 1860
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The Troubles in Texas,” March 13, 1860
    Wilkes' Spirit of the Times, "Spirit of the Week," March 17, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “At War With Mexico,” March 21, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “War With Mexico,” March 23, 1860
    William Wilkins to James Watson Webb, March 26, 1860
    New York Herald, “Seward’s Opinion on the Mexican Business,” April 1, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Lincoln Did Not Do,” May 30, 1860
    New York Herald, “Trouble Brewing at Vera Cruz,” August 24, 1860
    New York Times, “Used Up,” September 12, 1860
    Wiped Out
    New York Times, “Spain as an American Power,” September 24, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “There's No Secession in That,” October 13, 1860
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “British Views of Secession,” December 14, 1860
    New York Times, "Secession is Anarchy," December 25, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “What Does It All Mean?,” April 9, 1861
    Proclamation of the Allied Commissioners to the People of Mexico, Vera Cruz, January 10, 1862
    William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, December 21, 1862
    Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel Prentice Banks, August 5, 1863
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