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Monterrey, Battles of


MONTERREY, BATTLES OF. In the Mexican-American War, Gen. Zachary Taylor's invading army of six thousand men attacked Monterrey, Mexico, which was defended by Gen. Pedro de Ampudia's force of nine thousand. The first day's fight outside the city paved the way for the assault on three fortified hills that guarded the approach and that was carried before daybreak on 22 September. On that day and the next the Americans completed the conquest of the city. An eight-weeks armistice was agreed on but repudiated by Congress, and the fighting was renewed within six weeks.


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———. The Mexican War, 1846–1848. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Clayton, Lawrence R., and Joseph E. Chance. The March to Monterrey: The Diary of Lieutenant Rankin Dilworth, U. S. Army. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1996.

Alvin F.Harlow/a. r.

See alsoManifest Destiny ; Mexico, Relations with .

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