D. Mexican–American War (1846-1848)

The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. The conflict started after the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas. Mexico considered Texas a part of its territory.

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Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio
Butler, Pierce Mason | South Carolina Public Radio

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"B" is for Butler, Pierce Mason (1798-1847). Soldier, governor. A native of Edgefield District, Butler graduated from the South Carolina College. From 1819-1829, he was an officer in the United States...
Hill, Daniel Harvey | South Carolina Public Radio
Hill, Daniel Harvey | South Carolina Public Radio

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“H” is for Hill, Daniel Harvey [1821-1889]. Soldier. After graduating from West Point, Hill served in a series of battles in the Mexican War. When the Civil War began he was given command of the First...
Dunovant, John | South Carolina Public Radio
Dunovant, John | South Carolina Public Radio

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“D” is for Dunovant, John [1825-1864]. Soldier. Dunovant, a sergeant in the Palmetto Regiment, served with distinction in the Mexican War. He later was commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army. He...