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  Today in History: February 23
General Taylor on Horseback at the Battle of Buena Vista, February 23, 1847, lithograph by N. Currier, 1847.
The Battle of Buena Vista was fought near Monterrey in northern Mexico.
Taylor's victories at the Battle of Buena Vista, and the earlier Battle of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, won him national fame which contributed greatly to his election as president in 1848.
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 Battle of Buena Vista - Picture - MSN Encarta
A brilliant strategist, American general Zachary Taylor repeatedly led his troops to victory during the Mexican War (1846-1848).
In his most notable victory, the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847, his forces were outnumbered three to one.
His success on the battlefield contributed to his popularity, and he was elected president of the United States in the following year.
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 New Page 6
The report is provided to inform the citizens and taxpayers of Buena Vista County of the functions of county government, of the various officials including State, County, Township, School, and City, and County Boards and Commissions.
The name was taken from the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico won by General Taylor's American forces against General Santa Anna.
Buena Vista County was part of Woodbury County for voting and judicial activities until 1856.
www.co.buena-vista.ia.us /auditor/directory/informationll.htm   (4204 words)

 Mapcase Inventory
Battle of Buena Vista, fought 23 Feb 1847, in which the American Army under Gen. Taylor were completely victorious.
Flight of the Mexican Army at the Battle of Buena Vista, 23 Feb 1847.
Battle of Churubusco near the city of Mexico, 19-20 Aug, 1847.
www.lib.utulsa.edu /speccoll/collections/mapcase/case2.htm   (282 words)

 The battle of buena vista
Heavy volleys of musketry, succeeded by the roar of cannon and shouts of officers, convinced General Wool that the left wing was to be the principal point of attack.
Lieutenant-Colonel May now reached Buena Vista, and, approaching the base of the mountain, held in check the enemy's right flank, upon whose masses, crowded in the narrow gorges and ravines, the artillery was doing fearful execution.
For ten hours the battle had raged with unmitigated fury, and yet, strange to say, each army occupied the ground that it had early in the morning.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_III/battleof_cd.html   (4309 words)

 Buena Vista County, Iowa IA, county profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Buena Vista County is one of 99 counties in Iowa.
The county is in the Storm Lake metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 20,156.
This was a decrease of -1.25% from the 2000 census.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=7193   (566 words)

 Athletics > Buena Vista University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Buena Vista is the fourth seed in the six-team single elimination tournament.
Buena Vista finished in a tie for third place in the conference during the regular season, which tied a school record for the highest finish in the history of the program.
Buena Vista and Wartburg have not faced each other in the conference tournament since squaring off in the championship match in 2003.
www.bvu.edu /athletics/fullarticle.jsp?id=7006   (486 words)

 Official Report of the Battle of Buena Vista
In the charge at Buena Vista, Colonel Yell fell gallantly at the head of his regiment; we also lost Adjutant Vaughan, of the Kentucky cavalry - a young officer of much promise.
The American force engaged in the action of Buena Vista is shown, by the accompanying field report, to have been three hundred and thirty-four officers, and four thousand four hundred and twenty-five men, exclusive of the small command left in and near Saltillo.
I respectfully enclose the returns of the troops engaged, and of casualties incident to the battle.
www.dmwv.org /mexwar/documents/bvista.htm   (4523 words)

 Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
Based in Bakersfield, California, the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is administered by a volunteer organization, and dedicated to promoting public education by preserving and displaying local and world-wide natural history objects.
BUENA VISTAA Brief Tour of Buena Vista's History Photographic view of Buena Vista R. Bird 1852 Photo by Exhibit Staff We know it today as a conference center and a stage for each Administration to promote Delaware and plan its future, but...
Memorabilia related to Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is at auction on eBay.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h3499.html   (443 words)

 Battle of Buena Vista
The Battle of Buena Vista began on February 22 and by the second day it appeared that the superior Mexican force was on the verge of victory.
The American war with Mexico was not for independence or for political reasons but Battle of Buena Vista, but not the Mexican-American War.The Battle of Buena Vista was fought near Monterrey in northern Mexico.
Memorabilia related to Battle of Buena Vista is at auction on eBay.
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 The Allegheny County Labor Council - Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Some days later word reached Buena Vista that many of these men had moved on to work at a mine in Trumbull County, Ohio.
Despite the convening of an Allegheny County Grand Jury no participants were prosecuted for their activities in the "Battle of Buena Vista." By February 1875, Armstrong had agreed that the wage dispute be placed before an arbitrator for final settlement.
Although local memories of the" Battle of Buena Vista" largely faded, a few elderly Elizabeth Township residents readily recalled the event as late as 1985 to this writer during various oral history interviews.
www.pittsburghaflcio.org /bvista.htm   (1664 words)

 History of Indiana, Mexican War Period, Indiana Regiments; Battle of Buena Vista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the Battle of Buena Vista the disorderly retreat from the field of the second regiment fixed a stigma on the name of Indiana that long remained.
This disrepute was but one illustration of the truth that the judgments of the world are not based on either charity or reason.
Some were rallied and led anew to the fight under the colors of another regiment, and that some, under the circumstances, were panic-stricken beyond rallying was no earthly reason why the charge of dishonor should be visited upon a State.
www.countyhistory.com /history/219.htm   (192 words)

 John F. Reynolds
After four years of seaboard garrison duty, he was ordered to the Texas frontier, and in the Mexican War was engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown and the Battles of Monterey and Buena Vista, receiving for his “gallant and meritorious conduct” therein the brevets of Captain and Major.
Promotae Major-General, and the danger of invasion being frustrated, he was assigned to the command of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, with which he marched to Falmouth, Va., and was engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg in Meade’s brilliant assault on the enemy’s right, and at Chancellorsville was in reserve.
While, with animating words, urging on his men in the engagement preliminary to the great Battle of Gettysburg, he was struck by a rifle-ball fired by a sharpshooter and mortally wounded, falling dead from his horse a few moments after.
www.library.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us /MexicanWar/reynoldsjf.htm   (969 words)

 Buena Vista, Virginia VA, city profile (Buena Vista City) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buena Vista was $16,377, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Buena Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $311.
Buena Vista City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election.
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 The Glittering Eye » Blog Archive » Day Book September 24, 2004
He had various nicknames—“Old Rough and Ready” and “Old Buena Vista” since he was the hero of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War.
It was at this battle that he wisecracked to his men “Trust in God and keep your powder dry” (although apparently Oliver Cromwell had said it first).
He said “the battle of Buena Vista opened the road to the city of Mexico and the halls of Montezuma, that others might revel in them.” (in case you were wondering where the phrase in The Marines’ Hymn came from).
theglitteringeye.com /?p=278   (253 words)

 1847: Battle of Buena Vista - Bensonwiki
Most battles, although important for the outcome of war, do not deserve much study or importance in general histories.
However the American victory at Buena Vista is relative as an example of American political infighting during a time of war.
General Zachary Taylor, who commanded the American forces at Buena Vista, had recently won a string of battles in Northern Mexico at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma now faced a superior army led by Antonio López de Santa Anna.
alpha.furman.edu /~corth/wiki/mediawiki-1.3.9/index.php?title=1847:_Battle_of_Buena_Vista   (229 words)

 Across Five Aprils: People: Jefferson C. Davis
Jefferson Davis was born, the oldest of eight children, on a farm in Clark County, Indiana, on March 2, 1828.
He began his military career as an enlisted man in the 3rd Indiana Regiment during the Mexican War, and was promoted to Lieutenant of the 1st Artillery after the Battle of Buena Vista in 1848.
Davis was returned to active duty, and participated in the Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
www.kenanderson.net /educate/html/davis5.html   (367 words)

 Illinois in the Mexican-American War, Illinois State Military Museum, Illinois National Guard
The battle of Buena Vista was fought in a narrow mountain pass measuring 1 ½- 4 miles in width.
Illinois serving as a division under General Wool at Buena Vista used artillery and cavalry forces to engage the enemy in battle and managed to return fire with dramatic effectiveness.
The leg was later donated the State of Illinois and serves as one of the greatest reminders of the Third and Fourth Illinois’ participation in the battle of Cerro Gordo.
www.il.ngb.army.mil /Museum/Illinois/ILMexicanWar.htm   (4072 words)

 Roll of Honor - U.S. Casualties of the Battle of Buena Vista
Claiborne Taylor, died in the hospital at Saltillo, Mexico, March 29, 1847, from wounds received at Buena Vista.
Franklin W. Brown, died of wounds received at Buena Vista.
Hendron Woodson, died at Saltillo from wounds received at Buena Vista.
www.dmwv.org /honoring/bvista.htm   (284 words)

 The Battle of Buena Vista
Sam's sketches of the battle, with commentary by Dr. William H. Goetzmann
Battle at the Plains of Buena Vista, February 23, 1847
In the Heat of the Battle at Buena Vista
www.tsha.utexas.edu /supsites/chamber/gallery/buenavista/buenavista.htm   (116 words)

 Battle of Buena Vista
On hearing of the approach of Santa Ana with his host, Taylor and Wool fell back to Angostura, a narrow defile in the mountains facing the fine estate of Buena Vista, and there encamped, in battle order, to await the coming of their foe.
The battle began early on the morning of the 23d, and continued all day.
Among the slain was a son of Henry Clay.
www.sonofthesouth.net /mexican-war/battle-buena-vista.htm   (640 words)

 The Battle of Buena Vista
Battle of Buena Vista on February 23, 1847
By nightfall, the Mexican army retreated, ending the Battle of Buena Vista, but not the Mexican-American War.
The American war with Mexico was not for independence or for political reasons but to obtain more land.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/reform/buena_1   (102 words)

 Zwaanendael Museum Quilt Exhibit Opens December 2, 2004
Buena Vista’s nineteenth century furnishings are proudly showcased in its handsome Buck Library, Board Room and Vista Room.
Guests will take pleasure in seeing a variety of festive seasonal décor and floor- to- ceiling Christmas trees in every room of this charming historic home that was built in 1845 by John Clayton, who served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware.
He referred to the house as “Buena Vista” in honor of General Zachary Taylor’s Battle of Buena Vista victory in 1847 during the Mexican War.
www.state.de.us /sos/news/christmas_buena_2004.shtml   (118 words)

 Zachary Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the battle of Buena Vista early in 1847, Zachary Taylor's army was outnumbered by four to one, and his triumph in the face of those odds became his most celebrated accomplishment of the Mexican War.
In his diary, Polk dismissed the battle as the result of an irresponsible "imprudence" that unnecessarily cost American lives.
Congress, however, took a more positive view and was soon voting to present Taylor with a gold medal commemorating Buena Vista.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/hall/ztay2.htm   (102 words)

 Battle of Cerro Gordo
Cerro Gordo is a difficult mountain pass, at the foot of the eastern slope of the Cordilleras, on the great national road from Vera Cruz to the city of Mexico.
Santa Anna, by extraordinary efforts after the battle of BUENA VISTA, had gathered a force of about 12,000 men from among the sierras of Orizaba, concentrated them upon the heights of Cerro Gordo, and strongly fortified the position.
When the capture of VERA CRUZ was completed, General Scott prepared to march upon the Mexican capital, along the national road.
www.sonofthesouth.net /mexican-war/battle-cerro-gordo.htm   (479 words)

 Buena Vista County, Iowa
Buena Vista County history, Iowa / Storm Lake, Iowa: unknown, 1942, 93 pgs.
Northwestern Iowa : its history and traditions, 1804-1926 : comprising the counties of Woodbury, Monona, Plymouth, Cherokee, O'Brien, Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, Sac, Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Calhoun, Ida, Crawford, Carroll and Greene / Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub.
This territory was originally a part of the counties of Dubuque and Buchanan but in 1851 was formed into a county and named to commemorate the Battle of Buena Vista.
www.past2present.org /own/counties/BuenaVista.htm   (866 words)

 Pictorial Americana: War with Mexico (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)
Battle of Buena Vista, fought Feb. 23rd, 1847.
View of the battleground and battle of "The Angostura" fought near Buena Vista, Mexico, February 23rd, 1847 (Looking S. West).
Drawn the 2nd day after the battle of Buena Vista by an officer of the U. Army.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/list/picamer/paMexican.html   (721 words)

 Confederate President Davis: Buena Vista and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
During the Mexican War, Jefferson Davis becomes known as The Hero of Buena Vista.
At the Battle of Buena Vista, Davis and his regiment probably saved the American army from defeat with Davis' "inspired V-formation" against an overwhelming Mexican force, led by Mexican leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
His homecoming was that of a hero, as he was by now widely known as "the hero of Buena Vista." It also convinced him that he was a military genius.
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 TheHistoryNet | Military History | Mexican-American War: Battle of Buena Vista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A short distance south of Buena Vista the road entered a sharp bottleneck in the hills, where an effective barricade could be erected.
Then, with a quick thrust of his cavalry regiments, he would seize the depot at Buena Vista and cut the road of retreat for Taylor's army.
Men left the ranks in all the regiments, and soon our rear was a confused mass of fugitives, making for Buena Vista Ranch and Saltillo." The abandoned cannoneers blasted away at the advancing enemy with double charges of canister topped with handfuls of stones before they, too, were forced to limber their guns and flee.
www.historynet.com /magazines/military_history/3036866.html?page=2&c=y   (1247 words)

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