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Encyclopedia > Battle of Contreras
Battle of Contreras
Part of the Mexican-American War

Date: August 20, 1847
Location: Mexico City, D.F.
Result: U.S. victory
Combatants
United States Mexico
Commanders
Winfield Scott Antonio López de Santa Anna
Gabriel Valencia
Strength
8,500 20,000
Casualties
60 killed and wounded 700 killed
843 surrendered Gen Frontera dead Gen Salas, Nicolas Mendoza captured
Scott's Central Mexico Campaign
VeracruzCerro GordoContrerasChurubuscoMolino del ReyChapultepecMexico City

The Battle of Contreras (also known, particularly in Mexico, as the Battle of Padierna) took place during the night of August 1920 in the final encounters of the Mexican-American War. In the Battle of Churubusco, fighting continued the following day. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States and... Image File history File links Battlecontreras. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) in the South of Mexico, about 2,240 meters (7,349 feet) above sea-level, surrounded on most sides... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a 19th century Mexican general and dictator. ... The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican seaport of Veracruz, Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Winfield Scott Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 8,500 12,000 Casualties 417 4,000 Gen Ciriaco Vasquez dead Gens. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Winfield Scott Antonio López de Santa Anna Manuel Rincón Strength 8,497 2,641 Casualties 133 killed 865 wounded 998 total total 263 dead 1,261 captured Gens Rincon & Anaya captured The Battles of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, in the... The Battle of Molino del Rey turned out to be one of the bloodiest fights of the Mexican-American War. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Winfield Scott Nicolás Bravo Strength 7,200 16,000 Casualties 130 killed 703 wounded 29 missing 862 total 1,800 killed and wounded 823 captured 2,623 Total {{{notes}}} The Battle of Chapultepec took place in September 1847 during the Mexican-American War, at... 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. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States and... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Winfield Scott Antonio López de Santa Anna Manuel Rincón Strength 8,497 2,641 Casualties 133 killed 865 wounded 998 total total 263 dead 1,261 captured Gens Rincon & Anaya captured The Battles of Churubusco took place on August 20, 1847, in the...


During the march on Mexico City, the U.S. army under Major General Winfield Scott found its way north blocked by a strong Mexican force at the town of San Antonio. Scott sent a force west across the pedregal, a lava field, to the town of Contreras to outflank the Mexican position. The Mexican commander and president Antonio López de Santa Anna dispatched a force of about 5,000 soldiers under Gabriel Valencia to oppose the Americans. The U.S. attacked and routed Valencia's army at Contreras. Participating in the attack was Brigadier General Franklin Pierce leading a brigade of regulars. During the fighting Pierce was seriously wounded when his horse fell on him. Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) in the South of Mexico, about 2,240 meters (7,349 feet) above sea-level, surrounded on most sides... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Magdalena Contreras is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a 19th century Mexican general and dictator. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ...


With the rout of Valencia the main Mexican position at San Antonio fell back to Churubusco. After the U.S. forces took San Antonio they began to merge with the forces from Contreras for a further attack on Churubusco. Churubusco is a neighbourhood of Mexico City. ...


Sources

  • Nevin, David; editor The Mexican War (1978)
  • http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/documents/candc.htm

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Battle of Contreras - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (260 words)
The Battle of Contreras (also known, particularly in Mexico, as the Battle of Padierna) took place during the night of August 19–20 in the final encounters of the Mexican-American War.
Scott sent a force west across the pedregal, a lava field, to the town of Contreras to outflank the Mexican position.
The U.S. attacked and routed Valencia's army at Contreras.
Chapter XI. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs (4256 words)
Contreras is situated on the side of a mountain, near its base, where volcanic rocks are piled in great confusion, reaching nearly to San Antonio.
The troops that had been engaged at Contreras, and even then on their way to that battle-field, were moved by a causeway west of, and parallel to the one by way of San Antonio and Churubusco.
The battle of Molino del Rey was fought on the 8th of September.
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