Siege of Veracruz
On March 9, 1847, the US launched its first large-scale amphibious assault during the Siege of Veracruz.
The battle was part of the Mexican-American War, which began in May 1846. The war largely stemmed from the US annexation of Texas and the Texan border. Major General Zachary Taylor led US forces in a string of victories at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Monterrey.