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Unformatted text preview: undertaken by American military and naval forces until that time. On 26 March, Mexican officers began negotiations of surrender of Veracruz and very soon after Jackson was promoted to second lieutenant. The next significant event that happened during the war in Mexico that involved Jackson was the attack on Mexico City. Jackson was in control of his own small independent section of artillery due to the loss of a commanding officer and he played a large part in the defeat the capture of Mexico City. While the troops he was commanding were pinned down under enemy fire, Jackson manned the only cannon that could be successfully set up and helped provide much needed cover fire. Captain Magruder said that Jackson showed great “devotion, industry, talent, and gallantry” during the battle and that he “proved himself eminently worthy” of having troops under his command....
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