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Mexican American War

James Knox Polk

James Knox Polk was a native of Mecklenburg County, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, a political leader in the state of Tennessee, and President of the United States.


Mecklenburg Dragoons


The image shows US Dragoons in action at the battle of Resaca de la Palma, 1846. It is taken from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

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