a timeline following the events of the Mexican War in chronological order from earliest events to latest events until the end of the war.
Created by TritonHistorian103 on Feb 11, 2011
Last updated: 02/11/11 at 11:14 PM
With the defeat of its army and the fall of the capitol (Mexico) in September 1847 the Mexican government surrendered to the United States and entered into negotiations to end the war.
The Battle for Mexico City refers to the series of engagements from September 8 to September 15, 1847, in the general vicinity of Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. Included are major actions at the battles of Molino del Rey and Chapultepec, culminating with the fall of Mexico City.
The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. Lasting from March 9 to March 29, 1847, it ended with the surrender and occupation of the city. U.S. forces then marched inland to Mexico City.
The Siege of Pueblo de Taos was the final battle during the main phase of the Taos Revolt, a rebellion against the United States. It was also the final major engagement between U.S. forces and rebellious forces in New Mexico during the war. Business being business as usual, the rebels gave in, and American forces succeeded yet again
The Battle of La Mesa of the Mexican-American War occurred on January 9, 1847, in present-day Vernon, California, the day after the Battle of Rio san Gabriel. The American force was on foot but had rifles; the Californios fought on horseback with lances. In the battle, the Californios suffered 15 dead and 25 wounded. After a day of charging the American soldiers, the Californios fell back, losing the battle
Congress declared war on Mexico on May 13, 1846 after only having a few hours to debate. Although President Paredes' issuance of a manifesto on May 23 is sometimes considered the declaration of war, Mexico officially declared war by Congress on July 7.
In the Battle of Monterrey (September 21–24, 1846) during the Mexican-American War, General Pedro de Ampudia and the Mexican Army of the was defeated by U.S. forces under the command of Zachary Taylor
On May 3rd, Mexican artillery based in Matamoros began a week long bombardment of Fort Texas. While only two Americans were killed during the attack, the artillery barrage and the arrival of Mexican forces preventing reinforcement of the fortress placed the installation under great hazard.
The Battle of San Pasqual, also spelled San Pascual, was a military encounter that occurred during the Mexican-American War in what is now the San Pasqual Valley community of San Diego, California. In the aftermath, the US forces still were able to reach San Diego, where the combined US military drove the Californians (of mexico) out of the area.
General Mariano Arista had fallen back from the battlefield of Palo Alto only three miles to Resaca de la Palma (Place of the Palms). Ridgely manhandled his guns into battery. A pre-emptive charge by Mexican lancer down the road was easily forced back by Ridgely’s infantry support, winng them the battle.
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas. A force of 3,400 Mexican troops led by General Mariano Arista engaged a force of 2,400 United States troops who eventually won the battle
The Texas Annexation of 1845 was the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States of America as the twenty-eighth state. This quickly led to the Mexican War (1846–48)
Mexican President Herrera issues war proclamation against the U.S. when he hears about the annexation of Texas
Paredes was a conservative Mexican general and president who took power of Mexico in a coup d'état in 1846. He became the president around the start of the Mexican-American War.