Battles of the Mexican–American War

Battles of the Mexican–American War

The battles of the Mexican-American War include all major engagements and most reported skirmishes, including the Battle of Palo Alto, and the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, which took place prior to the official start of hostilities.


The Mexican-American War lasted from 1846 until 1848. It grew out of unresolved border disputes between the Republic of Texas and Mexico after the annexation of the former by the United States nine years after the Texas Revolution. It ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in which Mexico surrendered a vast tract of land that amounted to over half its national territory to the United States for the sum of USD $15 million.

List of battles

;Key: :(A) – American Victory:(M) – Mexican Victory:(I) – Inconclusive


From January to August Mexican partisans continued to resist the U.S. Army of Occupation. Formal fighting, however, had ceased by the end of January.


** Combined official Mexican losses and US estimates: Northern Campaign (Palo Alto-Buena Vista) : c1,031 Mexican killed. Valley Campaign (Cerro Gordo-Mexico City) : c2,854 Mexican killed. Or, c3,885 not including later died of wounds, died from disease or the losses in the West.

ee also

*Texas Revolution
*Antonio López de Santa Anna
*James Polk


*cite book | author=Bauer, K. Jack | title=The Mexican War, 1846-1848 | publisher=Macmillan | location=New York | year=1974 | id=ISBN 0-8032-6107-1
* Brooks, N.C. Compete History Of The Mexican War: Grigg, Elliot & Co.Philadelphia 1849
* [ Listing of 1846-1848 US Army Casualites]

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