Today in History: Mexican American War

Today in History–February 23–the Library of Congress features the Mexican American War. On this day in 1847 U.S. General Zachary Taylor was victorious over Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in the Battle of Buena Vista. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to discover more about this war between the U.S. and its southern neighbor.

Expanding the nation & the war with Mexico from America’s Library

Congressional declaration of war on Mexico

House Executive Document No. 60: President Polk’s messages associated with the Mexican War

Battle of Buena Vista image set

Battle of Buena Vista sheet music

Officer William T. Sherman’s recollections of the War with Mexico

Life and adventures of Col. L. A. Norton: Memoirs of the Mexican War (chapters XI to XXIV)

U.S.-Mexican War books & articles

Mexico war historical newspaper coverage 1846-48

Pictorial Americana: selected images from the ‘War with Mexico’

More images from the U.S. Mexican War 1846-48

U.S. Mexican War related maps

The West Point Atlas of American Wars Volume I 1689-1900

U.S. Mexican War related sheet music

Santa Anna’s Retreat (song)

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo