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  Battles of the Mexican-American War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Included also are two major engagements, the Battle of Palo Alto, and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, which took place prior to the official start of hostilities between the two countries.
After a border clash on April 24, 1846, and the battles at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Polk requested a declaration of war.
Antonio López de Santa Anna engages Zachary Taylor in one of the largest battles of the war.
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 Battle of Resaca de la Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, one of the early engagements of the Mexican-American War, U.S. General Zachary Taylor engaged the retreating forces of the Mexican Ejército del Norte ("Army of the North") under Gen. Mariano Arista on May 9, 1846.
During the night of May 8, following disappointments at the Battle of Palo Alto, Arista chose to withdraw to the far more defensible position of Resaca de la Palma, a dry riverbed (resaca is the Spanish term for a dry riverbed), and establish himself while waiting for Taylor's next move.
Arista's carefully laid plans for engaging the Americans at Resaca were, however, somewhat diluted due to political infighting in the Mexican officer corps and difficulty communicating in the rough terrain of the battlefield.
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 Battle of Palo Alto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas.
The battle occurred as a result of Mexican efforts to besiege a U.S. army installation, "Fort Texas", which the Mexicans viewed as having been built within the boundaries of Mexican Texas.
The next engagement of the war, the Battle of Resaca de La Palma, was waged the next day.
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 Mariano Arista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Arista was in command of Mexican forces during the Battle of Palo Alto and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
At both the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Arista was ill served by the political division among his staff.
After Resaca de la Palma, Mexico's government recalled Arista and he was removed from command.
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 Chapter VII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
The Mexican War—The Battle of Palo Alto—The Battle of Resaca de la Palma—Army of Invasion—General Taylor—Movement on Camargo
During the battle Major Ringgold, an accomplished and brave artillery officer, was mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Luther, also of the artillery, was struck.
The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma seemed to us engaged, as pretty important affairs; but we had only a faint conception of their magnitude until they were fought over in the North by the Press and the reports came back to us.
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 Palo Alto Battlefield NHS - Park News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The site called Resaca de la Palma (known as Resaca de Guerrero in Mexico) is a dry river channel, one of many long, water-filled ravines left behind by the shifting course of the Rio Grande.
Once across the resaca they encountered Mexican soldiers with little training in close-quarter fighting, who had not eaten in twenty-four hours, and who were demoralized by the carnage at Palo Alto.
The U.S. victory at Resaca de la Palma ended the Mexican siege of Fort Texas in its sixth day and left the north bank of the lower Rio Grande firmly in U.S. hands.
www.nps.gov /paal/resacadelapalma.htm   (820 words)

  
 Before the Battle
During the early years of the War Between the States, Resaca served as a staging area for troops from the deep south headed northward along the railroad to the battlefields in Tennessee and Virginia.
By mid-afternoon the town of Resaca was in plain sight, defended by a force that McPherson outnumbered at least 5 to 1 and, more importantly, his Federal army was less than a mile from the railroad that served as Johnston's vital line of communications.
"and could have walked into Resaca, and there have easily withstood the attack of all of Johnston's army with the knowledge that Thomas and Schofield were on his heels….Such an opportunity does not occur twice in a single lifetime, but at the critical moment McPherson seems to have been a little cautious." (Sherman, p.
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 Official Report of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma
Brigadier-General Zachary Taylor, at camp near Fort Brown, Texas, to Roger Jones, Adjutant-General of the Army at Washington, D.C. Dispatch communicating Taylor's official Report of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
The enemy was driven from his guns, and General La Vega, who remained alone at one of the batteries, was taken prisoner.
I enclose an inventory of the Mexican property captured on the field, and also a sketch of the field of "Resaca de la Palma," and of the main route from Point Isabel, made by my aid-de-camp, Lieutenant Eaton.
www.dmwv.org /mexwar/documents/resaca.htm   (1717 words)

  
 Ulysses S. Grant
The desperate struggle of the General-in-Chief, from May 4, 1864, to April 9, 1865, of nearly a year of almost continuous battle, from the Wilderness to Appomattox, it is unnecessary here to recount, as it is familiar to all readers of the history of the Rebellion.
He naturally placed his main reliance on his infantry, but made a more vigorous use of cavalry than any of the generals of his day, and was judicious in apportioning the amount of his artillery to the character of the country in which he was operating.
While his achievements in actual battle eclipse by their brilliance the strategy and grand tactics employed in his campaigns, yet the extraordinary combinations effected, and the skill and boldness exhibited in moving large armies into position, entitle him, perhaps, to as much credit as the qualities he displayed in the face of the enemy….
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 Handbook of Texas Online: RESACA DE LA PALMA, BATTLE OF
The battle of Resaca de la Palma was the second engagement of the Mexican War.
During the night Arista had withdrawn and established new positions in a dry streambed or resaca, Resaca de la Palma, which crossed the road between Matamoros and Port Isabel and provided the Mexicans with a strong defensive position.
Of the 1,700 Americans engaged in the battle, thirty-three were killed and eighty-nine wounded.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/qer2.html   (321 words)

  
 Personal Memoirs Of U. S. Grant Volume 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chapter 7 - The Mexican War--The Battle Of Palo Alto--The Battle Of Resaca De La Palma--Army Of Invasion--General Taylor--Movement On Camargo.
At the breaking out of the war of the Revolution, after the battles of Concord and Lexington, he went with a Connecticut company to join the Continental army, and was present at the battle of Bunker Hill.
The rank and file were composed of men who had enlisted in time of peace, to serve for seven dollars a month, and were necessarily inferior as material to the average volunteers enlisted later in the war expressly to fight and also to the volunteers in the war for the preservation of the Union.
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 The Richardson Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was engaged in the first battle at Palo Alto, on the 8th of May, and in the battle of Resaca de la Palma, on the 9th of May. The Mexican army then retreated, and he was at the taking of Matamoras.
He was in nearly all the important battles of the Mexican war, and in the war of the Rebellion down to the time of receiving his fatal wound.
In this battle, when stemming the tide of threatened disaster, he was wounded by a shell, borne from the field, and died at Sharpsburg, very near the ensanguined plain, Nov. 3, 1862, at 7 o'clock, P. He was a great loss to the Union cause.
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 Battle of Resaca de la Palma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Zachary Taylor engaged the retreating forces of the Mexican Army of the North under General Mariano Arista on May 9, 1846.
During the night of May 8, following disappointments at the Battle of Palo Alto, Arista chose to withdraw to the far more defensible position of Resaca de La Palma, a dry riverbed (Resaca is the Spanish term for a Wadi), and establish himself while waiting for Taylor's next move.
Resistance on the part of the Mexicans was stiff, and the American forces nearly suffered a reverse before, in a stroke of amazing good fortune, a force of U.S. Dragoons managed to surprise the flank of the Mexican lines and force a retreat.
www.theezine.net /b/battle-of-resaca-de-la-palma.html   (300 words)

  
 Fort Tours | Cameron County Historical Markers
De Leon's first expedition in 1686 followed the Rio San Juan to the mouth of the Rio Grande.
Convinced that the French had settled in Texas, de Leon led a military expedition in 1689 that crossed the Guadalupe River near present-day Victoria before discovering and destroying what remained of La Salle's Fort St. Louis settlement in the Matagorda Bay area.
De Leon led an expedition into Southeast Texas in 1690 that established the area's first Spanish mission, San Francisco de los Tejas, and eventually led to Spain's great enterprise of colonizing Texas.
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 History for 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
At the Battle of Resaca de la Palma a battery of Mexican artillery guarding the Matamoros road was charged by the Dragoons under Captain Charles May. The Dragoons overran the battery and May?s order of the day became the Regimental motto: ?Remember your Regiment and Follow your Officers.?
For its gallantry the Regiment received 14 battle streamers and 5 of its troopers were awarded the Medal of Honor.
It was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and a Belgian Croix de Guerre for its part in the Battle of the Bulge.
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 state2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He reported further he defeated the Mexicans under General Arista in the battles at Palo Alto, and Resaca de la Palma, and was prepared to follow the invaders into Mexico.
After the battle at Resaca de la Palma, General Taylor continued on to the fort held by Major Brown opposite Matamoros.
His older brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, was the commander of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
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 Battle of Palo Alto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846.
The battle occurred as a result of Mexican efforts to besiege an American military installation, Fort Texas, which the Mexicans viewed as having been built within the boundaries of Mexican Texas.
Toward the end of the day, some progress was made by the Mexicans in advancing against the American line, but as became quite common as the war dragged on, the Mexicans instead chose to withdraw from the field, somewhat surprising Zachary Taylor.
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 GAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the charge upon the Mexican batteries at Palo Alto and at the battle od Resaca de la Palma his gallant and meritorious conduct caused him to be breveted First Lieutenant.
He was also engaged in the battle of Monterey, in September, 1846.
He served continuously with this army throughthe Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Rappahannock campaigns, taking part in all the battles and sieges, and to his work much of the splendid discipline of the army was due.
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 Pedro_de_Ampudia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pedro de Ampudia (1803-1868) was born in Cuba and served Mexico as an army officer for most of his life.
In 1836, Ampudia served with the Mexican artillery at the Siege of the Alamo and later saw heavy combat at the Battle of San Jacinto.
At the Battle of Palo Alto, Ampudia harshly criticized Arista for what he saw as "unacceptable tactical blunders" and continued his criticism at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma – a defeat for which Arista partially blamed him.
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 THE WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was the first major battle between the two countries in the Mexican American War.
The battle was fought at Buena Vista in the state of Coahuila from February 22-23, 1847.
General Scott's Army won the Battle of Cerro Gordo on April 18, and caused the Mexican Army to flee in confusion.
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 Roll of Honor - U.S. Casualties of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma
Roll of Honor - U.S. Casualties of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma
BATTLE OF RESACA DE LA PALMA, TEXAS, MAY 9, 1846.
4: Report of the Secretary of War showing The names of the officers and men killed, wounded, or missing, in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma (Washington, D.C.: 1846) Niles' National Register, Baltimore Maryland, July 18, 1846 Wm.
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 Today in History: May 8
1846: General Zachary Taylor defeated a detachment of the Mexican army in a two-day battle at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma.
On May 8, 1846, General Zachary Taylor defeated a detachment of the Mexican army in a two-day battle at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma.
The scene is flanked by two columns entwined with banners bearing the names of Taylor's victories: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma on the left, and Monterey and Buena Vista on the right.
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 Prints of the Mexican-American War (1846-47)
One of their best-known engravings, "Mexican News" became a defining piece of American genre art that keenly reflects America during the eventful expansion of mid-nineteenth century.
Taylor at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma." New York: N. Currier, 1846.
This map shows the battles of the Alamo, San Jacinto, Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Monterey.
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 U.S. Officers Killed During the War with Mexico
The names of these officers are listed in battle order and are spelled here as inscribed on the plaque.
Defense of Fort Brown | Battle of Palo Alto | Battle of Resaca de la Palma
Battle of Contreras | Churubusco | Molino del Rey | Chapultepec | City of Mexico
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 Sykes' Regulars - 2nd & 4th US Infantry
During the War with Mexico, he was engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, and the Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846.
Augur was in command of the 5th Army Corps, July 9 to Aug. 10, 1862, and was engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, where he was severely wounded.
During Nov-Dec., 1862, Augur participated in General Banks’s Expedition to New Orleans, and was in command of the District of Baton Rouge, La., from Jan. 20 to May 20, 1863.
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 Gates Notabel Kin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Like most of the frontier forts established after 1848, it was named for an officer that had distinguished himself in the Mexican-American War, and had since died.
Fort Gates was named for Major Collinson Read Gates who had fought in most of the battles of the war and had been wounded in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
1846-1847 War with Mexico; engaged in Battle of Palo Alto, Battle of Resaca de la Palma where he was wounded, Capture of San Antonio, Battle of Churubusco, Battle of Molino del Rey, Storming of Chapultepec, Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico.
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 BATTLE OF RESACA DE LA PALMA - May 9, 1847   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BATTLE OF RESACA DE LA PALMA - May 9, 1847
Mariano Arísta and his troops drawn up in a line of battle nearly one mile long.
In a bloody battle the Americans broke through the Mexican line, sent Arísta's army reeling in panic back across the Rio Grande, and relieved the defenders at Fort Texas.
www.aztecclub.com /MResaca.htm   (135 words)

  
 Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Battle of Black River Bridge—Crossing the Big Black—Investment of Vicksburg—Assaulting the Works
Battle of Spottsylvania—Hancock’s Position—Assault of Warren’s and Wright’s Corps—Upton Promoted on the Field—Good News from Butler and Sheridan
Battle of Sailor’s Creek—Engagement at Farmville—Correspondence with General Lee—Sheridan Intercepts the Enemy
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