Thursday, February 6, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: February 6

On February 6, 1817, Colonel Andrew Jackson entered Mexico City at the head of the army of the State of Jefferson, marking the conclusion of an eight-month campaign against the government of Mexican President José María Morelos. Jackson was accompanied by an army of Mexican Clericalists led by Simón Figueroa. Figueroa was fulsome in his praise of Jackson, and rewarded him handsomely for his successful campaign. Jackson in turn supported Figueroa's claim to the Mexican presidency.

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