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The Mexican War Research Resources

Thanks to television and the movies, the war is probably best known for a battle that did not take place during the Mexican War, the Battle of the Alamo, was actually part of the Texas War for Independence between the "Texicans" and the Mexican government, fought ten years before, in 1836.

From 1846 to 1848, the Mexican War took place between the United States and Mexico after the United States annexation of Texas in 1845, which Mexico still claimed despite the 1836 Texas revolt.

In the United States it is referred to as the Mexican War or the U.S.–Mexican War. In Mexico, it is referred to as "intervención estadounidense en México" (the American intervention in Mexico), "invasión estadounidense de México Americana" (Invasion of Mexico), and "guerra del 47" (The War of '47).

Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico ceded the territories of Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo México to the United States, and accepted the Rio Grande River as the international border, with the loss of Texas.

You'll find various resources for Mexican War service records and information on this page; some are subscription sites, others are free. Many of these sources will provide you specific records, others only index information. We specialize in United States Military Records and can assist you in obtaining the proper records, including Military Service Records and Pension Records. Request a FREE ESTIMATE today!

Don't forget that individual States and some counties also maintain records of veterans of various wars and conflicts. Click to go to the State Resource page.

Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott at the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

American Dead who are buried in Mexico City

Remember the Alamo Alamo

History and legends of the Alamo and other missions in and around San Antonio History and legends of the Alamo and other missions in and around San Antonio

Indiana in the Mexican War Indiana in the Mexican War

Holdings of the Mexican War in the Pennsylvania Archives

Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845


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