BUENA VISTA

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Having verified the information from other sources, General Taylor decided to withdraw at once to the pass at Buena Vista about twelve miles distant. Leaving General Wool …

VERA CRUZ

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. Major General Winfield Scott had been placed in active command of all the American forces in the field. In January, 1847, he arrived at the mouth of …

CHURUBUSCO

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. While General Pillow's division was building a road to the right of the Mexican position at San Antonio, the latter attacked at Contreras August 19. Owing to …

MOLINO DEL REY

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. General Scott ordered General Worth to attack a foundry known as El Molino del Rey on September 8. This place was protected on one side by the …

MARCH INTO MEXICO CITY

From: ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH THE SECOND CAVALRY By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas Capper Printing Company, Inc. On the night of September 13 the Mexican authorities sent word to the Americans that their army had withdrawn beyond the city. At eight o'clock in the …