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Mexican War Time Line | Map of the Mexican War | Mexico | President Polk | Zachary Taylor | Santa Anna | General Winfield Scott | General William Worth | General John Wool | General Stephen Kearny | Commodore Stockton | John C. Fremont | General David Twiggs | Nicholas Trist | Thornton Affair | Battle of Palo Alto | Battle of Resace De La Palma | Battle of Monterey | Battle of Buena Vista | Battle of Vera Cruz | Battle of Cerro Gordo | Battle of Contreras | Battle of Churubusco | Battle of El Molino Del Rey | Battle of Chapultepec

1846

January 1, 1846 - President Polk orders General Zachary Taylor to march to the Rio Grande from the Nueces.
April 25, 1846 - Thornton Affair  and the First Shots of the Mexican War
May 3-9, 1846 - Siege of Fort Texas.
May 8, 1846 - Battle of Palo Alto.
May 9, 1846 - Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
May, 1846 - President Polk addresses Congress, and Declaration of War.
July 4, 1846 - Captain John C. Fremont proclaims the independence of California.
July 7, 1846 - Navy Commodore John D. Sloat takes Monterey, California.
July 8, 1846 - Sloat seizes Yerba Buena (modern San Fransisco).
September 20-24, 1846 - Battle of Monterrey
October 7, 1846 - Battle of Dominguez Rancho.
November 16, 1846 - Battle of Natividad.
December 6, 1846 - Battle of San Pasqual.
December 25, 1846 - Battle of El Brazito.

1847

January 2, 1847 - Battle of Santa Clara.
January 8, 1847 - Battle of Rio San Gabriel (Los Angeles).
January 9, 1847 - Battle of La Mesa (Los Angeles).
January 24, 1847 - Battle of La Canada.
January 24, 1847 - Battle of Mora.
January 29, 1847 - Battle of Embudo Pass.
February 3-4, 1847 - Siege of Pueblo de Taos.
February 23, 1847 - Battle of Buena Vista - General Taylor's 4,700 soldiers withstand the attack of Santa Anna's 20,000 Mexicans.
February 28, 1847 - Battle of the Sacramento.
March 9-29, 1847 - Siege of Vera Cruz.
March 27, 1847 - General Winfield Scott captures Vera Cruz.
April 18, 1847 - General Scott, with 800 men, drives 15,000 Mexicans from the pass of Cerro Gordo.
June 6, 1847 - Affair at Las Vegas, New Mexico.
August 19-20, 1847 - Battles of Contreras and Churubusco.
September 8, 1847 - Battle of El Molino del Rey.
September 13, 1847 - Battle of Chapultepec.
September 13-15, 1847 - Battles for the City of Mexico.
September 14, 1847 - American troops enter City of Mexico.
September 14, 1847 - October 12, 1847 - Siege of Puebla.
October 5, 1847 - Huamantla Affair.
October 19, 1847 - Atlixco Affair.

1848

February 2, 1848 - Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.

 

 

 

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