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Siege of Veracruz

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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.