Military services in Mexico.
How he led the Mississippi
riflemen in storming Monterey
without bayonets; how he threw them into the famous ‘V’ to receive and repulse the Mexican Lancers
at the crisis of the battle of Buena Vista
; how, though wounded and bleeding from a musket-shot, he sat his horse, and would not quit the field till victory had crowned it, is a picture that hangs conspicuously in the galleries of our history.
The movement—prompt, original, and decisive—disclosed the general of rare ability; the personal conduct avouched the hero.
said General Taylor
in his report, ‘though severely wounded, remained in the saddle until the close of the action.
His distinguished coolness and gallantry at the head of his regiment on this day entitled him to the particular notice of the government.’
won the battle of Buena Vista
, and Buena Vista
made General Taylor President