Pedro de Ampudia

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Pedro Nolasco Martín José María de la Candelaria Francisco Javier Ampudia y Grimarest (Pedro de Ampudia) was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1805. He became an Army officer at a young age and later became Governor of Tabasco, Yucatán and Nuevo León. Before war broke out with the United States in 1846, troops under his command attempted to hold Mexico’s claims to the Nueces Strip in the face of the American incursion led by General Zachary Taylor.