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What happened October 17, 1847, in regard to the Mexican War?

Originally published under Ask Mr. History. Published Online: October 16, 2012 
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The question is what happen on Oct. 17, 1847 and does have to do with Mexican War?

- MC Snead


Dear Mr. Snead,

As far as I've been able to determine, the only major event of October 17, 1847, was the start of Neill S. Brown's tenure as governor of Tennessee. The next day, October 18, Brig. Gen. Joseph Lanes' anti-guerrilla brigade force won a battle at Atlixco against Mexican forces led by General Joaquín Rea.



Jon Guttman
Research Director
Weider History Group
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