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Capturing the city of Veracruz was vital for cutting off the supply chain of the Mexican Army. General Winfield Scott was charged with conquering Veracruz. My question was how did the amphibious landing of Veracruz turn out to be such a bloodless affair considering when we think of most amphibious landings like D-Day, Iwo Jima, and battle of Tarawa the casualties from amphibious landings were large.
The Mexican American War was an early test for the ideals of Manifest Destiny and American expansion; what would happen...