Mexican-American War

Episode 124

Battle Experience from the Mexican-American War

As we prepare for our conversations on the Civil War, let's talk about a handful of "Civil War Celebrities" that earned their experience in the Mexican-American War

Episode 123

Battle of Mexico City

This week we finish up the Mexican American War with the Battle of Mexico City, which technically includes our last two episodes. We'll also learn how the battle was started by an officer who took it upon himself to march into the city...

Episode 122

The Battle of Chapultepac

In the last battle before taking Mexico City, Winfield Scott and his crew assault an ancient Mexican fortification in the hopes of removing it from Santa Anna's defensive arsenal.

Episode 121

Battle of Molino del Rey

This week we see Winfield Scott as he approaches Mexico City and gets sidetracked by Molino del Rey, a bloody engagement with little strategic value

Episode 120

Battles of Contreras and Churubusco

American General Winfield Scott and Mexican General Santa Anna square off again with the Battle of Contreras and what started as a cleanup operation that turned into the Battle of Churubusco

Episode 119

The Battle of Cerro Gordo

In this week's episode we'll jump into the slug fest between Maj General's Winfield Scott and Mexican Army General Santa Anna. We'll also see a few familiar names pop up, including that of Robert E Lee.

Episode 118

The Capture of Monterrey & The Battle of Buena Vista

Future US President Zachary Taylor captures the Mexican city of Monterrey and moved on to defeat Santa Anna at Buena Vista

Episode 117

The Mexican-American War – Annexation of Texas & Battle of Palo Alto

To understand the Mexican War, we have to start out with some politics and learn why Mexico was upset about losing Texas to the United States, and we'll learn that the dispute really focused on one thing...land.