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Mexican – American War

The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848. It followed in the wake of the 1845 US annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory, despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.

The war with the U.S. followed in the wake of decades of Indian raids in the sparsely settled north of Mexico, which prompted the Mexican government to sponsor American migration to the Mexican province of Texas to act as a buffer. Americans and some Mexicans revolted against the Mexican government in the 1836 Texas Revolution, creating a republic not recognized by Mexico, which still claimed it as its national territory. The 1845 expansion of U.S. territory with its annexation of Texas escalated the dispute between the United States and Mexico to open war.

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Grief Hickman Goodwin
(1824 - 1875)


Grief Hickman Goodwin gravestone

     Grief was a Private of Capt. John L. Hamilton’s Company “D,” Santa Fe Battalion, U.S. Mounted Volunteers, commanded by Major Robert Walker. He enlisted 1 July 1847, for the term of the war and was discharged at Independence, MO on 17 October 1848, having served 1 year, 2 1/2 months.

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John Richard Norris
(1827 - 1909)


John Richard Norris

     John enlisted on 5 August 1847 in Company “C,” Santa Fe Battalion, Missouri “White Horse” Mounted Volunteers. He was promoted to lieutenant and later discharged on 17 October 1848.

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