Blockade of Veracruz

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Blockade of Veracruz
Part of the Mexican–American War
Battleveracruzlanding.jpg
American forces landing at Veracruz in 1847.
Date 1846-1848
Location Veracruz, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico
Result United States victory
Belligerents
 United States Mexico Mexico
Commanders and leaders
US Naval Jack 26 stars.svg David Conner
US Naval Jack 26 stars.svg Matthew C. Perry
Mexico Juan Esteban Morales

The Blockade of Veracruz was a conflict during the Mexican-American War. The blockade of Veracruz was extremely important in the Mexican-American War in stopping the trade of contraband.[1]:107

Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft instructed Commodore Conner's Home Squadron to "exercise all the rights that belong to you as commander-in-chief of a belligerent squadron."[1]:108 On 14 May 1846, Conner proclaimed Veracruz, Alvarado, Tampico and Matamoros under blockade.[1]:109 Conner sent the sloop-of-war St. Mary's to Tampico, the paddle frigate Mississippi to Veracruz, and the sloop-of-war Falmouth to Alvarado.[1]:109

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bauer, K.J., 1974, The Mexican War, 1846-1848, New York:Macmillan, ISBN0803261071