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Battle of Buena Vista

The Battle of Buena Vista was a land battle of the Mexican War fought on 23 February 1847 in Buena Vista, Mexico, seven miles south of Saltillo, near Monterrey in northern Mexico.

On February 22 and 23, 1847 approximately 20,000 soldiers of the Mexican Army under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna attacked a United States Army force of approximately 5,000 soldiers under General Zachary Taylor.

The smaller American forces, using heavy artillery, successfully repulsed the Mexican attack on their position.