This uniform coat would have been worn by a lieutenant in the Artillery of the Mexican army.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/21/2010
To fight Mexico, the United States had to mobilize, equip, and transport a large force, including both army and navy components.
President James Polk planned a complex campaign. He sent one army under Stephen Kearny to capture New Mexico and then march on to California. Commodore John D. Sloat assaulted California from the sea...