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Military Resources: Mexican War, 1846-1848

NARA Resources

"Monuments, Manifest Destiny, and Mexico"
Michael Dear's article which tells the story of the survey of the U.S.-Mexico border following the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. From NARA's publication Prologue.

Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Digitized version of the original document that ended the Mexican-American War.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A Teaching with Documents lesson plan about the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War.


Other Resources

A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexican War
A web site created by a collaboration between the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the Library at the University of Texas at Arlington for both scholars and teachers.

A Guide to the Mexican War
This guide provides links to digital materials related to the Mexican War that are available on the Library of Congress web site.

The Mexican-American War
"This web site presents a historical overview of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), as well as primary documents and images related to the conflict."

Mexican War
The Texas State Historical Association offers this chapter from The Handbook of Texas.

Mexican War Dead or Veterans
From the American Battle Monuments Commission, this site remembers soldiers from the Mexican War who are buried in the Mexico City National Cemetery.

Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps
An online exhibit of 30 original military maps owned by Robert E. Lee from the holdings of the Virginia Military Institute.

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
This PBS site chronicles the events of the border disputes through multiple points of view to provide an enlightened perspective on the subject. Includes histories, articles, essays, a timeline, and a moderated discussion area for visitors.

U.S.-Mexican War
A site rich in the history of the war, by the Descendants of Mexican War Veterans. Read battle plans and orders, peruse letters, and see images of the war and veterans.

U.S.-Mexican War: The Zachary Taylor Encampment in Corpus Christi
Created by volunteers at the Corpus Christi Public Libraries, this informational site offers images, letters, newspaper accounts, and more, of the Mexican War in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.