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Battle of Molino del Rey

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The Battle of Molino del Rey (8 September 1847) was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Mexican-American War as part of the Battle for Mexico City. [1]

35 relations: Antonio López de Santa Anna, Armistice, Battle for Mexico City, Battle of Chapultepec, Battle of Churubusco, Benjamin Huger (general), Cannon, Chapultepec Castle, Charles Ferguson Smith, Counterattack, David E. Twiggs, Dragoon, Edwin Vose Sumner, Foundry, General officer, George Cadwalader, George Wright (general), Gideon Johnson Pillow, Hacienda, John A. Quitman, Juan Álvarez, Los Pinos, Mexican–American War, Mexico, Mexico City, Mixcoac, Oaxaca, Pyrrhic victory, San Ángel, Tacubaya, Tlalpan, United States, William J. Worth, Winfield Scott, 8th Infantry Regiment (United States).

Antonio López de Santa Anna

Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876),Callcott, Wilfred H., "Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez De,", accessed April 18, 2017 often known as Santa Anna or López de Santa Anna was a Mexican politician and general who fought to defend royalist New Spain and then for Mexican independence.

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Armistice

An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting.

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Battle for Mexico City

The Battle for Mexico City refers to the series of engagements from September 8 to September 15, 1847, in the general vicinity of Mexico City during the Mexican–American War.

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Battle of Chapultepec

The Battle of Chapultepec in September 1847 was a battle between the US Army and US Marine Corps against Mexican forces holding Chapultepec in Mexico City.

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Battle of Churubusco

The Battle of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, while Santa Anna's army was in retreat from the Battle of Contreras (Padierna) during the Mexican–American War.

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Benjamin Huger (general)

Benjamin Huger (November 22, 1805 – December 7, 1877) was a regular officer in the United States Army, who served with distinction as chief of ordnance in the Mexican-American War and in the American Civil War, as a Confederate general.

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Cannon

A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.

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Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) is located on top of Chapultepec Hill.

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Charles Ferguson Smith

Charles Ferguson Smith (April 24, 1807 – April 25, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union General in the American Civil War.

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Counterattack

A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in "war games".

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David E. Twiggs

David Emanuel Twiggs (February 14, 1790 – July 15, 1862), born in Georgia, was a career army officer, serving during the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and Mexican-American War.

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Dragoon

Dragoons originally were a class of mounted infantry, who used horses for mobility but dismounted to fight on foot.

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Edwin Vose Sumner

Edwin Vose Sumner (January 30, 1797 – March 21, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a Union Army general and the oldest field commander of any Army Corps on either side during the American Civil War.

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Foundry

A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings.

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General officer

A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.

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George Cadwalader

George Cadwalader (May 16, 1806 – February 3, 1879) was a general in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War.

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George Wright (general)

George Wright (October 22, 1803 – July 30, 1865) was an American soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

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Gideon Johnson Pillow

Gideon Johnson Pillow (June 8, 1806 – October 8, 1878) was an American lawyer, politician, speculator, slaveowner, United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American War and Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War.

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Hacienda

An hacienda (or; or), in the colonies of the Spanish Empire, is an estate, similar in form to a Roman villa.

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John A. Quitman

John Anthony Quitman (September 1, 1798 – July 17, 1858) was an American politician and soldier.

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Juan Álvarez

Juan Nepomuceno Álvarez Hurtado de Luna, generally known as Juan Álvarez, (27 January 1790 – 21 August 1867) was a general, long-time caudillo (regional leader) in southern Mexico, and interim president of Mexico for two months in 1855, following the liberals ouster of Antonio López de Santa Anna.

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Los Pinos

Los Pinos (from Spanish, The Pines) is the official residence and office of the President of Mexico.

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Mexican–American War

The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.

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Mexico

Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.

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Mexico City

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Ciudad de México,; abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.

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Mixcoac

Mixcoac is an area of southern Mexico City which used to be a separate town and municipality within the Mexican Federal District until it was made part of Mexico City proper (the Departamento Central at the time) in 1928.

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca (from Huāxyacac), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca (Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca), is one of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, make up the 32 federative entities of Mexico.

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Pyrrhic victory

A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat.

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San Ángel

San Ángel is a colonia or neighborhood of Mexico City, located in the southwest in Álvaro Obregón borough.

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Tacubaya

Tacubaya is an area of Mexico City located in the west, in the borough of Miguel Hidalgo, consisting of the colonia Tacubaya proper and adjacent areas in other colonias, with San Miguel Chapultepec sección II, Observatorio, Daniel Garza and Ampliación Daniel Garza being also considered part of Tacubaya.

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Tlalpan

Tlalpan is one of the 16 administrative boroughs (called “delegaciones” in Spanish) of the Federal District of Mexico City.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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William J. Worth

William Jenkins Worth (March 1, 1794 – May 7, 1849) was a United States officer during the War of 1812, Second Seminole War, and Mexican-American War.

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Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general and the unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.

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8th Infantry Regiment (United States)

The 8th Infantry Regiment of the United States, also known as the "Fighting Eagles," is an infantry regiment in the United States Army.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Molino_del_Rey

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