Mexican Guerrilleros

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 11/6/2008

This lithograph illustrates the chaos and conflict engulfing northern Mexico during the years of the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848. In these years the United States organized an Army of Occupation, initially led by General Zachary Taylor, to capture cities like Monterrey in preparation for a later assault on the Mexican heartland. The figure on horseback is a Mexican guerilla fighter.