Capture of Mexico City (1863)

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The 1863 Capture of Mexico City by French led forces took place on 10 June 1863 in Mexico City.

It was part of the Second French intervention in Mexico.


With the French victory at the Siege of Puebla, the position of the Mexican Republic government was untenable.

As soon as the federal government left the capital, General Bruno Martinez, commander of the garrison of the town, issued a manifesto in favor of intervention, recognizing French commanding general Élie Frédéric Forey as the highest authority in Mexico.

On June 7, the bulk of the French army entered Mexico City under the direct command of General Forey, and captured it for the Second French Empire. [1]

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  1. ^ RIVA PALACIOS, Vicente (1940). México á través de los siglos: historia general y completa del desenvolvimiento social, político, religioso, militar, artístico, científico y literario de México desde a antigüedad más remota hasta la época actual; obra, única en su género. (G. S. López edición). México.