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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buena Vista, battle of. (search)
is troops by an order of General Scott to send them to reinforce an American army that was to attack Vera Cruz, Taylor was forced to act on the defensive with about 5,000 men. Informed that General Santa Ana (who had entered Mexico from his exile in Cuba. and had been elected President of Mexico 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 narrow defile in the mountains facing the fine estate of Buena Vista, and there encamped, in battle order, to await the coming of their foe. Santa Ana and his army were within two miles of Taylor's camp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mexico, War with (search)
, with more than 9,000 troops. It was a very strongly built town, at the foot of the great Sierra Madre. A siege commenced Sept. 21 and ended with the capture of the place on the 24th. General Wool had been directed to muster and prepare for service the volunteers gathered at Bexar, in Texas, and by the middle of July 12,000 of them had been mustered into the service. Of these, 9,000 were sent to reinforce Taylor. Wool went up the Rio Grande with about 3,000 troops, crossed the river at Presidio, penetrated Mexico, and, in the last of October, reached Monclova, 70 miles northwest of Monterey. He pushed on to Coahuila, where he obtained ample supplies for his own and Taylor's troops. General Taylor had agreed to an armistice at Monterey. This was ended Nov. 13, by order of his government, when, leaving General Butler in command at Monterey, he marched to Vic- The fight in the streets of Monterey toria, the capital of Tamaulipas, with the intention of attacking Tampico, on the
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, California Volunteers. (search)
valry Organized at large in California March, 1863, to July, 1864. Attached to Dept. of the Pacific. Company A at Presidio, San Francisco, to December, 1863. Ordered to District of Humboldt December 26. Arrive there January 12, 1864. . Ordered to Benicia Barracks June 27, thence to Old Fort Miller August 11, and duty there till December, 1864. At Presidio till muster out. Company B --At Fort Hoskins till March, 1862. At Fort Dalles till June, 1862. Ordered to Fort ered to Benicia Barracks June 11, and duty there till December. Duty in Humboldt District till December, 1864, and at Presidio, San Francisco, till muster out. Company I --At Santa Barbara till April, 1862. Moved to San Francisco, thence to st 6. Affair at Little River August 23, 1862. At Fort Humboldt and in Humboldt District till December, 1864. At Presidio, San Francisco, till muster out. Company K --Ordered to Fort Humboldt December, 1861, thence to Fort Lyon and Fort Ga