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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buena Vista, battle of. (search)
in December) was gathering an army of 20,000 men at San Luis Potosi, Taylor resolved to form a junction with General Wool (who had entered Mexico with about 3.000 troops, crossing the Rio Grande at Presidio), and fight the Mexicans. He reached Saltillo with his little army on Feb. 2, 1847, joining Wool's forces there, and encamped at Aqua Nueva, 20 niles south of that place, on the San Luis road. On hearing of the approach of Santa Ana with his host, Taylor and Wool fell back to Angostura, a cans had left about 500 of their comrades, dead or dying, on the field. With these and wounded and prisoners, their loss amounted to almost 2,000 men; that of the Americans, in killed, wounded, and missing, was 746. Among the slain was a son of Henry Clay. On the day of the battle Captain Webster, with a small party of Americans, drove General Minon and 800 Mexicans from Saltillo. Taylor returned to Walnut Springs, where he remained several months, and in the autumn of 1847 he returned home.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, Samuel Ryan -1866 (search)
Curtis, Samuel Ryan -1866 Military officer; born near Champlain, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1805; graduated at West Point in 1831, and the following year left the army and studied law; served under General Taylor in the war with Mexico, and was General Wool's assistant adjutant-general in that war. He was for a while governor of Saltillo. He became a member of Congress in 1857, retaining that post until 1861, and was a member of the Peace Congress. In May, 1861, he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and in March, 1862, major-general. Commanding the army in Missouri, he gained the battle of Pea Ridge (q. v.). After the war he was appointed United States commissioner to treat with Indian tribes— Samuel Ryan Curtis. Sioux, Cheyennes, and others. He died in Council Bluffs, Ia., Dec. 26, 186
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
with the intention of attacking Tampico, on the coast. Meanwhile, General Worth, with 900 men, had taken possession of Saltillo (Nov. 15), the capital of Coahuila. Taylor, ascertaining that Tampico had already surrendered to the Americans (Nov. collecting a large force at San Luis Potosi, returned to Monterey to reinforce Worth, if necessary. Worth was joined at Saltillo by Wool's division (Dec. 20), and Taylor again advanced to Victoria (Dec. 29). Just as he was about to proceed to a vigowho were approaching. The opportunity was not long delayed. The Americans fell back to Buena Vista, within 11 miles of Saltillo, and encamped in a narrow defile, and there a severe battle was fought, Feb. 23, resulting in victory for the Americanspital of Chihuahua in triumph, March 2, and took possession of the province. After resting six weeks, he joined Wool at Saltillo, and thence returned to New Orleans, having made a perilous march from the Mississippi of about 5,000 miles. The conq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sacramento, battle of the (search)
Santa Fe. It arrived on Feb. 1, 1847, and on the 11th he set out for Chihuahua in search of General Wool. After marching 145 miles he learned that Wool was not at Chihuahua. He pressed forward, however, and halted near the Sacramento River, about 18 miles from the city of Chihuahua, in the State of the same name. There he was confronted (Feb. 28) by about 4,000 Mexican cavalry, infantry, and artillery. After a contest of about three hours, the Mexicans were routed by the men under Doniphan. Twelve of their cannon were captured, with ammunition and other munitions of war. The loss of the Mexicans was about 600 men; of the Americans, eighteen. Doniphan then pressed forward, and entered Chihuahua, a city of 40,000 inhabitants, without opposition, and planted the American flag upon its citadel. He took formal possession of the province in the name of the United States. After resting there six weeks, Doniphan pushed forward and joined Wool at Saltillo (May 22). See Mexico, War with.
ted States Secretary of State, instructs the United States minister to endeavor to procure from Mexico the retransfer of Texas......March 26, 1825 Hayden Edwards, having procured a grant for a colony, locates at Nacogdoches......October, 1825 Edwards's grant annulled and the American settlers, known as Fredonians, evacuate Nacogdoches and cross the Sabine, before Mexicans under Ahumada......Jan. 31, 1827 Constitution for the State of Coahuila and Texas framed by a State congress at Saltillo, proclaimed......March 11, 1827 Battle of Nacogdoches; Texans under Col. Hayden Edwards defeat the Mexicans under Colonel Piedras......Aug. 2, 1827 Treaty of limits concluded between the United States and United Mexican States......Jan. 12, 1828 Vice-President Bustamente, succeeding Guerrero, deposed, by decree prohibits further immigration from the United States......April 6, 1830 Colonization laws repealed as to natives of the United States......April 28, 1832 Fort of Velas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wool, John Ellis 1784-1869 (search)
in the battles at and near Plattsburg (Sept. 11, 1813), he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel. In 1841 he became brigadier-general. He had been sent to Europe by the government in 1832 to examine some of the military systems on that continent, and witnessed the siege of Antwerp. In 1846 he organized and disciplined volunteers for the war with Mexico, and in less than six weeks despatched to the seat of war 12,000 men fully armed and equipped. Collecting 3,000 men, he penetrated Mexico to Saltillo, after a march of 900 miles without loss. He selected the ground for the battle of Buena Vista, and commanded in the early part of the action until the arrival of General Taylor. For his conduct there he was brevetted major-general and received the thanks of Congress and John Ellis Wool. a sword. The New York legislature also presented him with a sword. In 1856 he quelled Indian disturbances in Oregon, and was called to the command of the Department of the East, where he furnished th