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A Chronology of the U.S.-Mexican War
Battles, Skirmishes & Other Important Events

1845-6    1846    1847    1848


1846

  • 25 April 1846: Thornton Affair, South Texas
    Official Report
  • 3-9 May 1846: Siege of Fort Texas (Fort Brown), South Texas
    Official Report 1 | Official Report 2
  • 8 May 1846: Battle of Palo Alto, South Texas
    Picture | Official Report
  • May 9, 1846: Battle of Resaca de la Palma, South Texas
    Picture | Official Report
  • 13 May 1846: U.S. declares war against Mexico.
  • 18 May 1846: U.S. troops occupy Matamoros.
  • 7 July 1846: U.S. Naval forces occupy Monterey, California.
  • 14 July 1846: U.S. forces occupy Camargo.
  • 21 July 1846: General Taylor issues orders for the discharge of 3 and 6 month volunteers.
  • 30 July 1846: General Taylor issues orders for movement of troops to Camargo.
  • 16 August 1846: Santa Anna returns to Mexico from exile in Cuba.
  • 18 August 1846: U.S. forces under General Stephen W. Kearny occupy Santa Fé, New Mexico.
  • 19 August 1846: First U.S. troops depart Camargo for Monterey, Mexico.
  • 20-24 Sept. 1846: Battle of Monterey, Northern Mexico
    Picture | Official Report 1 | Official Report 2 | Official Report 3.
  • 7 Oct. 7 1846: Battle of Dominguez Rancho, Southern California.
  • 14 Nov. 1846: U.S. Navy seizes Tampico.
  • 16 Nov. 1846: U.S. forces occupy Saltillo. Battle of Natividad, Northern California.
  • 6 Dec. 1846: Battle of San Pasqual, California.
  • 25 Dec. 1846: Battle of El Brazito, New Mexico.

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