Part of a series of battles for control of Los Angeles.
Battle of La Mesa
Last conflict before U.S. forces enter Los Angeles.
Battle of Cañada
Sterling Price defeats insurgents in New Mexico.
First Battle of Mora
A failed attack by American Forces on Mora, New Mexico led by Israel Hendley on January 24.
Second Battle of Mora
On February 1, another American expedition armed with howitzers succeeded in razing the village of Mora in New Mexico.
Siege of Pueblo de Taos
Rancheros and Mexican Militia surrender to U.S. forces thus ending the Taos Revolt.
Battle of Buena Vista
Zachary Taylor fights Antonio López de Santa Anna south of Saltillo in one of the largest battles of the war.
Battle of the Sacramento
Doniphan defeats a larger Mexican army before the capture of Chihuahua.
Battle of Embudo Pass
Last insurgent stand before the Siege of Pueblo de Taos.
Siege of Veracruz
Beginning with Marine landings, U.S. forces besiege and gradually encircle Mexican Marines and Coast Guard in vicious twenty-day siege.
Battle of Cerro Gordo
Dubbed the "Thermopylae of the West."
First Battle of Tuxpan
Commodore Matthew C. Perry seizes the port city of Tuxpan on the Gulf coast.
Battle of Red River Canyon
New Mexican insurgents fight a skirmish with United States troops.
Second Battle of Tuxpan
Perry's Mosquito Fleet engages Mexicans at Tuxpan for a second time.
Third Battle of Tuxpan
Perry's Mosquito Fleet engages Mexicans for a third time.
Capture of Perote
54 Guns and mortars, and 500 muskets captured at Perote.
Second Battle of Tabasco
Commodore Perry captures Villahermosa, the last port city on the Mexican Gulf coast.
Battle of Las Vegas
New Mexican insurgents and United States soldiers fight at Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Battle of Cienega Creek
New Mexicans and United States forces clash near Taos, New Mexico.
Battle of Contreras (also known as Battle of Padierna)
Santa Anna fails to support the Mexican line at a critical moment; turns victory into rout.
Battle of Churubusco
Regular Mexican troops and Saint Patrick's Battalion under Manuel Rincón hold a fortified monastery against Winfield Scott; just over half of the San Patricios are killed or captured, the rest retreat with the rest of the Mexican forces in the area.
Battle of Molino del Rey
Americans lose nearly 800 men in an attempt to take a suspected cannon foundry: "They fell in platoons and companies."
Battle of Chapultepec
Scott assaults Chapultepec Castle. Los Niños Héroes pass into legend. Some captured San Patricios members executed during the battle.
Battle for Mexico City
Fierce fighting for Mexico City.
Siege of Puebla
Mexican forces begin the siege of Puebla, Puebla.
Fall of Mexico City
U.S. forces enter Mexico City.
Battle of Mulegé
Mexican forces led by Captain Manuel Pineda are defeated by a small detachment of American forces at Mulegé, Baja California Sur.
Battle of Huamantla
U.S. relief column is able to reach Puebla.
Siege of Puebla
Siege of Puebla lifted.
Skirmish at Atlixco
Also known as the "Atlixco Affair"
Bombardment of Punta Sombrero
United States Navy schooner USS Libertad silences Mexican shore batteries in the Sea of Cortez
Battle of La Paz
A Mexican defeat at La Paz, Mexico
Battle of San José del Cabo
Mexicans defeated by American forces at San Jose del Cabo
Siege of La Paz
November 27/December 8
A second Mexican attack on La Paz, Mexico ending in an American victory.