Summary

Mexican-American War hero and 12th President of the United States of America.

Conflict Period:
Mexican-American War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Birth:
24 Nov 1784 1
Barboursville, Virginia 2
Death:
09 Jul 1850 3
Washington, D.C. 4
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Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor
The 12th President of the United States of America.
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Full Name:
Zachary Taylor 5
Birth:
24 Nov 1784 2
Barboursville, Virginia 3
Male 2
Death:
09 Jul 1850 4
Washington, D.C. 3
Cause: Gastroenteritis 4
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Birth:
Mother: Sarah Dabney Strother 6
Father: Richard Taylor 2
Marriage:
Margaret Smith 1
21 Jun 1810 1
Louisville, Kentucky 1
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Mexican-American War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Major General 1
Battles:
Battle of Palo Alto, Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Battle of Monterrey, Battle of Buena Vista 3

Other Service 3

Branch:
Army 3
Service Start Date:
1808 3
Service End Date:
1849 3

War of 1812 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Captain 3
Rank:
Major (brevet) 3
Rank:
Brigadier General 1
Battles:
Siege of Fort Harrison 3
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Employment:
Position: 12th President of the United States 1
Start Date: 04 Mar 1849 1
End Date: 09 Jul 1850 1
Sibling:
Had a brother by the name of Godfrey Taylor whom was married to a Lavina Gunter-Ussery. 7

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Battle of Palo Alto

Brownsville, Texas

The Battle of Palo Alto, occurring on 8 May 1846 near Brownsville, Texas, was the first big battle of the Mexican-American War. Zachary Taylor led about 2,300 men against more than 3,500 Mexicans under Mariano Arista. The Americans’ “flying artillery” gave them a great advantage, as did the failure of two attempted Mexican cavalry charges. At the end of the day of battle, neither side had obtained conclusive victory, but the Mexicans’ decision to withdraw rather than fight the next day ended the battle in the Americans’ favor. This and subsequent victories made Taylor a war hero, which bolstered his campaign when he ran for president in 1848.

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