More than 20 VMI Alumni are known to have served in the Mexican War, 1846-1848. The most detailed information is in an essay by Joseph R. Anderson, Jr., written in 1914. It appears in appendix I of The Military History of VMI by Jennings C. Wise, available online at the Internet Archive. See pages 513-549.
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