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A Chronology of the U.S.-Mexican War
Battles, Skirmishes & Other Important Events

1845-6    1846    1847    1848


1847

  • 2 January 1847: Battle of Santa Clara, California.
  • 8 January 1847: Battle of Rio San Gabriel (Los Angeles), California.
  • 9 January 1847: Battle of La Mesa (Los Angeles), California.
  • 24 January 1847: Battles of Caņada and Mora, New Mexico.
  • 29 January 1847: Battle of Embudo Pass, New Mexico.
  • 3-4 February 1847: Battle of Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico.
  • 22-23 February 1847: Battle of Buena Vista.
    Picture | Official Report.
  • 28 Feb. 1847: Battle of the Sacramento, Northern Mexico
    Official Report.
  • 9 March 1847: 10,000 U.S. troops landed on beaches by Navy at Vera Cruz.
    Picture
  • 9-29 March 1847: Siege and bombardment of Vera Cruz.
    Picture | Official Report 1 | Official Report 2
  • 29 March 1847: Mexican forces at Vera Cruz capitulate.
  • 18 April 1847: Battle of Cerro Gordo.
    Picture | Official Report
  • 6 June 1847: Affair at Las Vegas, New Mexico.
  • 19-20 August 1847: Battles of Contreras and Churubusco.
    Picture | Official Report
  • 8 Sept. 1847: Battle of Molino Del Rey.
    Picture | Official Report.
  • 13 Sept. 1847: Battle of Chapultepec.
    Picture
  • 13-14 Sept. 1847: Battle for Mexico City.
    Official Report (includes Chapultepec)
  • 14 Sept. - 12 Oct. 1847: Siege of Puebla.
  • 15 Sept. 1847: U.S. forces under General Winfield Scott occupy Mexico City.
    Picture
  • 9 October 1847: Affair at Huamantla.
  • 19 October 1847: Affair at Atlixco.

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