Tampico, Tamaulipas, was invaded on August 7, 1829, but found the city deserted, without food or water, by implementing a strategy of "scorched earth", the locals did not collaborate with theinvaders, contrary the Spanish plans.
There were several battles in the area, one on 21 August when the Mexican Army attacked Tampico was
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