Mexican-American War timeline

  • Battle Of Chino

    The skirmish known as the 'Battle of Chino' of the Mexican-American War occurred on September 26-27, 1846, during which 24 Americans led by... Read more

  • Battle Of Dominguez Rancho Begins

    Stockton, however, left too small a force in Los Angeles, and the Californios, acting on their own and without help from Mexico, led by José Mariá... Read more

  • First Battle Of Tabasco

    The First Battle of Tabasco was fought during the Mexican-American War. The battle was part of the U.S. Home Squadron's efforts to blockade the... Read more

  • Battle Of Natividad

    The Battle of the Natividad took place on November 16, 1846, during the Mexican-American War. San Juan Bautista was the marshaling area for... Read more

  • Occupation Of Saltillo, Coahuila

    Saltillo is the capital city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is... Read more

  • Battle Of San Pasqual

    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... Read more

  • Battle Of El Brazito

    The Battle of El Brazito took place on December 25, 1846, early in the Mexican-American war. In October 1846, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan of... Read more

  • Battle Of Rio San Gabriel Begins

    The Battle of Rio San Gabriel was a decisive action of the California campaign of the Mexican-American War and occurred at the sites of present-day... Read more

  • Battle Of La Mesa Begins

    Kearny's command was bloodied and in poor condition but pushed on until they had to establish a defensive position on "Mule" Hill near present-day... Read more

  • Treaty Of Cahuenga Is Signed

    Kearny's command was bloodied and in poor condition but pushed on until they had to establish a defensive position on "Mule" Hill near present-day... Read more

  • First Battle Of Mora

    After a failed attack by American Forces led by Israel Hendley on January 24, on February 1 another expedition armed with cannon succeeded in... Read more

  • Battle Of Canada

    The Battle of Cañada was part of the Taos Revolt, a popular insurrection against the United States by Mexicans. It took place on January 24, 1847,... Read more

  • Battle Of Embudo Pass

    The Battle of Embudo Pass was part of the Taos Revolt, a popular insurrection against the United States. It took place on January 29, 1847, during... Read more

  • Second Battle Of Mora

    On February 1, approximately 200 U.S. troops led by Captain Jesse I. Morin returned to Mora armed with two howitzers. Most of the insurgents fled... Read more

  • Siege Of Pueblo De Taos

    The Siege of Pueblo de Taos was the final battle of the Taos Revolt, a popular insurrection against the United States during the Mexican-American... Read more

  • Santa Anna Marches North To Fight Taylor

    Eventually, these actions drove and trapped Ampudia's men into the city's central plaza, where howitzer shelling forced Ampudia to negotiate.... Read more

  • Battle of Buena Vista

    United States General Zachary Taylor was victorious over Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in the Battle of Buena Vista on February 23,... Read more

  • Battle Of The Sacramento

    The Battle of the Sacramento took place on February 28, 1847 during the Mexican-American War. About 25 miles north of Chihuahua at the river... Read more

  • Siege of Veracruz

    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... Read more

  • Battle Of Tuxpan

    The Battle of Tuxpan was a battle fought during the Mexican-American War. After the fall of Veracruz, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, commander of... Read more

  • Battle Of Cerro Gordo

    The Battle of Cerro Gordo or Sierra Gordo in the Mexican-American War saw Winfield Scott's US troops flank and drive Santa Anna's larger Mexican... Read more

  • Battle of Cerro Gordo - Lee Earns Rank of Brevet Major

    The Battle of Cerro Gordo or Sierra Gordo[1] in the Mexican-American War saw Winfield Scott's US troops flank and drive Santa Anna's larger Mexican... Read more

  • Second Battle Of Tabasco

    The Second Battle of Tabasco, also known as the Battle of Villahermosa, was a battle fought in June 1847 during the Mexican-American War as part of... Read more

  • Battle of Contreras

    The Battle of Contreras, also known as the Battle of Padierna, took place during the August 19–20, 1847, in the final encounters of the... Read more

  • Battle Of Churubusco

    The Battles of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Contreras (Padierna) during the... Read more