Category Archives: Mexico

April 7, 1864: Confederate trade through Mexico

McClernand protests to the military governor of Tamaulipas that the Confederates are shipping supplies through Mexico. The military governor says he’s sorry, but he can’t do anything about it. Official Records: BROWNSVILLE, TEX., April 7, 1864. His Excellency JUAN N. … Continue reading

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July 30, 1863: Europe won’t allow reunion

Emperor Maximilian’s Firing Squad ***************************** A really interesting argument is presented in the Richmond Daily Dispatch: the European powers won’t permit the north and south to reunite, because the resulting country would be too powerful. The editor seems pretty happy … Continue reading

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January 26, 1863: French bombard Acapulco

El Fortín Álvarez en el cerro de la Mira de Acapulco, Guerrero, México. While the attention of the powerful neighbor to the north is diverted by civil war, Mexico is vulnerable to European attack. The French noticed. New York Times … Continue reading

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