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Encyclopedia > William J. Worth

William Jenkins Worth was a The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States general during the The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. It is also called the US-Mexico War. In the US it is also known as the Mexican War; in Mexico it is also known as the North American Invasion of Mexico... Mexican-American War

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Early Life

Worth was born on March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). There are 305 days remaining. Events 1562 - Over 1,000 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Vassy, France marking the start of the French Wars of Religion. 1565 - The city of Rio de... March 1, Events February 11 - 1st session of the United States Senate is open to the public. March 14 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first... 1794 in Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,524. It is the county seat of Columbia County6. Geography Hudson is located at 42°154 North, 73°476 West (42.251230, -73.785066)1... Hudson, New York. He received common schooling as a child and moved to Albany is the capital of the state of United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 95,658. It is the county seat of Albany County. The City of Albany lies 145 miles (233 kilometers) north of and slightly east from New York City... Albany where he was working as a merchant when the The North American War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is one of several wars associated with that year. It is more normally known in British texts as the British-American War to distinguish it from the continuing British war with... War of 1812 began.


Early Military Career

During the war he served as an aid to (then brigadier general) Winfield Scott Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States general, diplomat, and presidential candidate. Some historians rate him the ablest American general of his time. Scott was born on his familys farm near Petersburg, Virginia. He attended the College of William & Mary... Winfield Scott, and developed a friendship with Scott. Worth later named his son Winfield Scott Worth. He distinguished himself at the battles of The Battle of Chippewa (sometimes spelled Chippawa) was a decisive victory for American militia units which allowed for the invasion of Canada along the Niagara River. By July, 1814 Napoleon had been defeated in Europe, and the arrival of seasoned British veterans in Canada was imminent. Prodded by Secretary of... Chippewa and Lundy's Lane during the The Niagara campaign was the final campaign to invade Canada during the War of 1812. The American forces were commanded by General Jacob Brown and General Winfield Scott. The U.S. forces began the campaign with the Capture of Fort Erie on the Niagara peninsula. Next they decisively defeated teh... Niagara campaign.


After the war he was Commandant of Cadets at Alternate meanings: West Point (disambiguation). The Chapel at West Point The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort. It is located in West Point, New York, on the west bank of the Hudson River about 50... West Point and would rise to the rank of A Colonel is also a non-military honorary title awarded by some U.S. Southern states. Colonel is a military rank, usually the highest below general grades, and just above Lieutenant Colonel. The word is pronounced similarly to kernel, perhaps from the Spanish form coronel. In the US military, a... Colonel in Events January 6 - Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrates the telegraph. January 8 - Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code) January 12 - Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon flee Ohio for Missouri March 7 – Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale debuts at... 1838. Using his own tactics he successfully fought in the Osceola, Seminole leader, detail from an 1838 lithograph The Seminole Wars were three wars or conflicts in Florida between the Seminole Native American tribe and the United States. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818; the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842; and the Third Seminole War... Seminole Wars in State nickname: Everglade State, Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17.9%) Population (2000)  - Population 15,982,378 (4th)  - Density... Florida and was promoted 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. The rank is equivalent to the US Navy rank Rear Admiral (lower half), formerly and still in many other... brigadier general in Events February 21 - John J. Greenough patents the sewing machine. March 5 - Over 500 Mexican troops led by Rafael Vasquez invade Texas briefly occupy San Antonio and then head back to the Rio Grande. This is the first such invasion since the Texas Revolution. March 30 - Anesthesia is used for... 1842.


Mexican War

When the The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. It is also called the US-Mexico War. In the US it is also known as the Mexican War; in Mexico it is also known as the North American Invasion of Mexico... Mexican-American War began Worth was serving under Zachary Taylor ( November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850), also known as Old Rough and Ready, was the twelfth President of the United States, serving from 1849 to 1850. Taylor was noted for his extensive military career, becoming the first president not previously elected to any other public office. He... Zachary Taylor in State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None Area 696,241 km² (2nd)  - Land 678,907 km²  - Water 17,333 km² (2.5%) Population (2000)  - Population 20,851,820 (2nd)  - Density 30... Texas and negotiated the surrender of the Mexican city of Matamoros is a city in the north of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Matamoros is located at 2552 North, 9730 West, across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) from Brownsville, Texas, United States of America. In 2003 Matamoros had an estimated population of about 405,300 people. Matamoros... Matamoros. He next commanded the 2nd Regular Division, Army of Occupation at the The Battle of Monterrey (September 21-September 23, 1846) was an engagement in the Mexican-American War in which General Pedro de Ampudia and the Mexican Army of the North managed to fight US troops to a standstill at the important fortress town of Monterrey. After a number of embarrassing... Battle of Monterrey. In Events January January 4 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government. January 13 - The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California. January 16 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory. January 30 - Yerba Buena, California is renamed San... 1847 Worth was transferred to his old friend Winfield Scott's army and placed in command of the 1st Division. He was the first to land at Veracruz is the name of both a state in Mexico and that states largest city. This article is about the city. For the state, see: state of Veracruz. The city of Veracruz is a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It... Veracruz and engaged in the following battles of The Battle of Cerro Gordo occurred during the Mexican War. After United States forces captured Veracruz on March 27, 1847, General Winfield Scott advanced toward Mexico City. General Mexican forces in the area, blocked Scott’s march at Cerro Gordo with more than 12,000 soldiers in a fortified... Cerro Gordo, Contreras and Churubusco. In Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of and largest city in Mexico. It geographically spans the Distrito Federal (D.F.) and part of the state of México to the north of the Federal District. Mexico City is the largest city in North America and... Mexico City Scott ordered Worth to seize the Mexican works at the Battle of Molino del Rey Conflict Mexican-American War Date September 8, 1847 Place Mexico City, D.F. Result U.S. victory The Battle of Molino del Rey turned out to be one of the bloodiest fights of the Mexican-American War. On September 6, 1847, as the armistice and... Molino del Rey. Worth and Scott's friendship came to a head when Scott refused to allow Worth to modify the attack and the battle caused the 1st Division severe casualties, much to Worth's dismay. Worth later renamed his son Winfiled Scott to William. He next led his division against the San Cosimó Gate at Mexico City. When U.S. forces entered Mexico City, Worth personally climbed to the roof of the National Palace and took down the Mexican flag replacing it with the Flag ratio: 7:12; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars... Stars and Stripes.


Post War Service

For his service at the The Battle of Chapultepec took place in September of 1847 during the Mexican-American War, at Chapultepec on the outskirts of Mexico City. The United States Army began an artillery barrage against Chapultepec at dawn on September 12. It was halted at dark and resumed at first light on September... Battle of Chapultepec A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. Legislative assembly Congress is the name of the main legislative body in a state that operates under a congressional system of government. A congress is different from a parliament in that legislative initiative is vested into... Congress awarded him with a sword of honor. He was in command of the Department of Texas when he died of distribution of cholera Cholera (also called Asiatic cholera) is an infectious disease of the gastrointestinal tract caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. These bacteria are typically ingested by drinking water contaminated by improper sanitation or by eating improperly cooked fish, especially shellfish. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and... cholera on May 7 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ May 7 From Wikipedia May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). There are 238 days remaining. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome... May 7, Events January 23 - Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her MD by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States first woman doctor January 31 - Corn Laws abolished in the United Kingdom February 14 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first President of the United... 1849 in The Alamo in San Antonio San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a resident population of 1,144,646. It is the county seat of Bexar County6. Originally founded by Canary Islanders in 1731 (although a small... San Antonio. His remains were reinterred in a monument on the corner of 5th Ave and Broadway in This is an article about New York City; see also NYC, New York, and New York, New York. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005. New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States and is at... New York City.


Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 534,694. It is... Fort Worth, Texas is named in his honor.


See Also

  • Osceola, Seminole leader, detail from an 1838 lithograph The Seminole Wars were three wars or conflicts in Florida between the Seminole Native American tribe and the United States. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818; the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842; and the Third Seminole War... Seminole Wars
  • The Battle of Molino del Rey turned out to be one of the bloodiest fights of the Mexican-American War. On September 6, 1847, as the armistice and peace talks that followed the Battle of Churubusco were breaking down, a large number of Mexican troops were observed around a group... Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Battle for Mexico City Conflict Mexican-American War Date September 8-15, 1847 Place Mexico City, D.F. Result U.S. victory The Battle for Mexico City refers to the series of engagements from September 8 to September 15, 1847 in the general vicintity of Mexico City during the Mexican... Battle for Mexico City

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