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g there, however, no Mexicans were found; but Major Noyes was informed that a force of about two hundred and fifty, with infantry, cavalry and artillery, were at Palo Alto, some eight or ten miles further. Proceeding to that point, Major Noyes met the Mexican force two miles from Palo Alto. It was composed of two hundred and ten Palo Alto. It was composed of two hundred and ten infantry, forty cavalry and one piece of artillery (a six-pound rifled gun), the latter in charge of six artillerists. Major Neyes demanded of the Mexican commander a surrender of the entire force, with their arms and accoutrements, in the name of the United States. This was cheerfully acceded to. Learning that another M on the following morning he assumed the offensive and drove the enemy three miles. Orders were then received to return to Brato Santiago. The engagement took place near Palo Alto. It is said that the Mexicans were without rations for three days previous to Major Noyes's arrival and their surrender to the United States.