Mexican-American War

1875 5¢ Zachary Taylor, blue
November 24, 1784

Zachary Taylor Born

Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born near Barboursville, Virginia on November 24, 1784.  A hero of the Mexican-American War, he only served 16 months of his time in office.

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 US #976 was issued for the 100th anniversary of Fort Bliss.
November 7, 1848

Fort Bliss 

On November 7, 1848, the War Department established a post on the Rio Grande that would later come to be known as Fort Bliss.

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1953 5¢ Opening Of Japan Centennial Plate Block First Day Cover
April 10, 1794

Birth of Matthew C. Perry 

Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry was born on April 10, 1794, in Newport, Rhode Island

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 US #153 – National Bank Note Printing.
March 9, 1847

Siege of Veracruz 

On March 9, 1847, the US launched its first large-scale amphibious assault during the Siege of Veracruz.

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 U.S. #179 paid the UPU rate to foreign countries.
May 8, 1846

Taylors Wins the Battle of Palo Alto 

On May 8, 1846, future President Zachary Taylor led U.S. forces to their first major victory of the Mexican-American War at the Battle of Palo Alto.

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