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A close-up on: the Mexican campaign, 1862-1867



- The Mexican campaign: the Battle of Camarón (contemporary account)

- The Mexican campaign: conditions in Veracruz (contemporary accounts)
- The Mexican campaign: dinner and concert, 27 April 1865

- The Mexican campaign: the first Battle of Puebla (contemporary accounts)

- The Mexican campaign: menu for the Dinner of the Grand Maréchal, 29 March 1865
- The Mexican campaign: Napoleon III's letter to General Forey regarding French intervention in Mexico, 1862

- The Mexican campaign: Napoleon III's letter to the Comte de Flahaut, French ambassador in London, October 1861 

- The New York Times' report on the first Battle of Puebla (external link)
- The New York Times' report on the capture of General Arteaga (external link)
- Souvenirs d'un soldat. Les Fusiliers marins au siège de Paris. Un invalide. Le sergent Hoff. La Hacienda de Camaron, by Emile Faguet (external link in French)
- L'Intervention Française au Mexique, by Colonel Ch. Blanchot (external link in French)

Further contemporary material - in English and in Spanish - can be found here, on the personal website of author C. M. Mayo (external link).



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