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Encyclopedia > Battle of Tuxpan
Battle of Tuxpan
Part of Mexican-American War

Date: April 18, 1847
Location: Tuxpan, Veracruz
Result: U.S. victory
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Combatants
United States Mexico
Commanders
Matthew C. Perry Martin Perfecto de Cos
Strength
1,519 400
Casualties
3 killed
11 wounded
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Gulf Coast Opperations
1st Tabasco –VeracruzTuxpan – 2nd Tabasco

The Battle of Tuxpan was a battle fought during the Mexican-American War. 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... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Tuxpan or Tuxpam (pronounced TOOKSpahn or in archaic native form, TOOSHpahn) is a name shared by different cities in Mexico. ... Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Casus belli is a Latin expression from the international law theory of Jus ad bellum. ... Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 - March 4, 1858) was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who forced the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854, under the threat of military force. ... Martin Perfecto de Cos (1800-1854) was born in Veracruz. ... The First Battle of Tabasco was fought during the Mexican-American War. ... The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican seaport of Veracruz, Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. ... The Second Battle of Tabasco (also known as the Battle of Villahermosa) was a battle fought during the Mexican-American War as part of the U.S. blockade of Mexican Gulf ports. ... 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...


After the fall of Veracruz Commodore Matthew C. Perry, commander of the U.S. Home Squadron decided to move against the remaining port cities along the Gulf coast. Only the ports of Tuxpan and Tabasco remained that had any significance to the U.S. blockade. The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican seaport of Veracruz, Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. ... Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 - March 4, 1858) was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who forced the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854, under the threat of military force. ... The Home Squadron was part of the United States Navy in the mid 1800s. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Tuxpan or Tuxpam (pronounced TOOKSpahn or in archaic native form, TOOSHpahn) is a name shared by different cities in Mexico. ... This article refers to Tabasco state; for the condiment see Tabasco sauce Other Mexican States Capital Villahermosa Other major cities List of municipalities Area 25,267 km² Ranked 24th Population (2000 census) 1,889,370 Ranked 20th Governor (2001-07) Manuel Andrade Díaz (PRI) Federal Deputies (6) PRI = 6...


Sailing with the Mosquito Fleet and a landing party of 1,519 men, Perry first moved against Tuxpan which was garrisoned by 400 soldiers under General Martin Perfecto de Cos and guarded the Tuxpan River. The Mosquito Fleet was a fleet of small steam vessels which plied the waters of the Puget Sound during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Martin Perfecto de Cos (1800-1854) was born in Veracruz. ...


On April 17 Perry reached the mouth of the Tuxpan River. The next afternoon, while Winfield Scott was engaging Santa Anna at Cerro Gordo, a detachment was landed downriver while Perry led the rest of the landing party upriver to secure the rest of the town. Cos put up little resistance and withdrew from the city by 3:00pm. Perry held the city for four days before returning to his ships and moving further upriver. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army lieutenant general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. ... Santa Anna is a name referring to different meanings: In Spanish (where is equivalent to Santa Ana) and in Italian language, Santa Anna is the name of Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. ... The Battle of Cerro Gordo was a battle of the Mexican-American War. ...


Two ships were left at Tuxpan to blockade the city while Perry moved against Ciudad del Carmen which fell on May 16, 1847. Ciudad del Carmen is a city in the south west of the state of Campeche, Mexico. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ...


Sources

  • Nevin, David; editor, The Mexican War (1978)
  • Bauer, K. Jack, "The Mexican-American War 1846-48"
  • Roll of Honor - U.S. Casualties of Naval Actions in the War with Mexico

 
 

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