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Battles of the Mexican-American War

The following are known Battles of the Mexican-American War. This list includes all major engagements and most reported skirmishes.

The list includes all battles and skirmishes taking place during the Mexican-American War; this includes two major engagements, the Battle of Palo Alto, and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, which took place prior to the official state of hostilities existed between the two powers.

Battles of the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 Key: (A) - American Victory; (M) - Mexican Victory; (I) - Inconclusive.

Important Note: It is a common misconception to confused "Monterrey, Mexico", with "Monterey, California". These are, in fact, two very different battles.

Battles of the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 Key: (A) - American Victory; (M) - Mexican Victory; (I) - Inconclusive.

1846

1847

  • March
    • 9th-29th: Battle of Veracruz[?] - Beginning with Marine landings, U.S. forces besiege and gradually encircle Mexican Marines and Coast Guard in vicious twenty day siege (A)

  • September
Throughout the month, reports of guerilla attacks on American hospitals, supply columns, and camps reach epidemic proportions

1848

  • January-August
    • Mexican Guerillas terrorize U.S. Army of Occupation. Formal fighting, however, has ceased by the end of January.

REFERENCES Bauer, K. Jack, "The Mexican-American War 1846-48"



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