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First Person Account: George Ballentine

Grade Range: 2-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Primary Source
Duration: 2 Minutes
Date Posted: 6/15/2010

George Ballentine, a British volunteer in the United States Army during the Mexican War, tells of fighting at Cerro Gordo.

This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.


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