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Battle fought in 1847 near Monterrey, Mexico, in the Mexican War. A U.S. force of 5,000 commanded by Gen. Z. Taylor and assisted by J. Davis invaded N Mexico and engaged a Mexican force of 14,000 under Gen. A. Santa Anna. The U.S. forces repulsed the Mexican attack, and the Mexicans retreated with 1,500 casualties. Taylor's victory helped him win the 1848 U.S. presidential election.
Buena Vista at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:
n : in 1847 United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated
Mexican forces under Santa Anna in the Mexican War