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IIsTol f oP TEXAS.
At the battle on the Rio Grande, above
Matamoras, April 26, 1846, Captain Thornton,
with sixty-three men, was captured by
General Ampudia, after a loss of sixteen
Palo Alto, May 8, General Taylor and
Major Ringgold, with 2,300 men, were engaged
with Arista, who had about 6,000.
American loss, 4 killed and 40 wounded;
Mexican, 100 killed and wounded.
Resaca de la Palma, May 9, General Taylor
and Captain May, with 2,000, were engaged
with Genleral La Vega, who had about 5,000.
American loss, 120 killed and wounded;
Mexican, 500 killed and wounded.
Monterey, September 21 to 24, Generals
Worth, Quitman and Taylor, with a force of
6,600, opposed General Ampudia, with 10,000.
American loss, 120 killed and 368 wounded;
Mexican, the city of Monterey itself.
Bracito, east of the Rio Grande, December
25, Doniphan, witli 500 men, was engaged
with Ponce de Leon, who had 1,200.
Buena Vista, February 23, 1847, General
Taylor, with 4,750 men, was engaged with
General Santa Anna, who had 17,000. Taylor's
loss, 746 killed, wounded and missing;
Mexican, 1,500 killed and wounded.
Sacramento, Doniphan, with 900 men,
secured the surrender of Chihuahua, defended
by Trias with 4,000 men.
Vera Cruz, March 12 to 27, General Winfield
Scott and Commodore Connor, with
12,000 men, engaged with General Morales,
who had 6,000, and secured the surrender of
the city, with only a loss of 19 killed and
Cerro Gordo, April 18, Generals Scott
and Twiggs, with 8,500, were engaged with
Santa Anna, who had 15,000. American
loss, 500 killed and wounded; Mexican, 3,000
prisoners and 43 guns.
Contreras, August 20, General Scott, witl
4,000 men, engaged by Valencia, with 7,000.
American loss, light; Mexican, the batteries.
Churubusco, August 20, General Scott,
with 8,000 men, against Santa Anna with
25,000; 700 killed and wounded on each side.
Molino del Rey, September 8, General
Worth, with 7,500, against Alvarez with
14,000. American loss, 787 killed and
wounded; Mexican, 230 killed and wounded.
Chapultepec, September 13, General Scott,
with 7,200, against Santa Anna and Bravo,
with 25,000. American loss, 863 killed and
wounded; Mexican, citadel and outworks.
Mexico city, September 14, General Scott,
with 6,000 men, against Santa Anna. Mexican
loss, the city.
Huamantha, October 9, General Lane, with
500 men, against Santa Anna, with 1,000.
American loss, 34 killed and wounded; Mexican,
In this general war the Texans took the
following part: The Texas legislature appointed
Governor Henderson to take command
of the Texans who might be mustered
into the service of the United States. On
May 2, 1846, a requisition for two regiments
of infantry and two of cavalry was njade on
Texas. Henderson reached the army of General
Taylor at Comnargo, after the war had
begun. The limited means of transportation,
and uncertainty with regard to supplies,
induced Taylor, while on his march against
Monterey, to leave a large number of volunteers
on garrison duty in towns on the Rio
Grande, and only the first and second regiments
of the Texan division accompanied the
main army on that memorable campaign.
In the attack upon Monterey, the first regiment
of mounted volunteers under Colonel
John C. Hays, familiarly known as " Jack"
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