Medium: 1 print. With the battle at the Casa de Mata progressing, Worth was alerted to Alvarez's presence to across a ravine to the west. As the infantry moved forward, a force of 270 dragoons, led by Major Edwin V. Sumner, screened the American left flank. Aware of Scott's intentions, Santa Anna ordered five brigades, supported by artillery, to defend the Molino and Casa de Mata. still image. The Battle of Molino del Rey was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Mexican–American War as part of the Battle for Mexico City.It was fought in September 1847 between Mexican forces under General Antonio León against an American force under Major General Winfield Scott at El Molino del Rey on the fringes of Mexico City; the Americans made little progress in this battle, … Attacking under heavy fire, they succeeded in overrunning the enemy lines outside the Molino. 300px. Haven taken this objective, Worth ordered his artillery to shift their fire to the Casa de Mata and directed McIntosh to attack. - NARA - 531094.gif 600 × 398; 110 KB With forces of 14,000, General Santa Ana was confident of victory. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection. McIntosh's forces compelled to fall back, Duncan's battery offered support and compelled the occupants and reinforcements to leave the Casa Mata. Behind them he placed Colonel Charles F. Smith's light battalion and George Cadwalader's brigade in the center, and to their right was Garland's brigade and a battery under Captain Simon H. Drum. To the northeast, through some woods, the castle of Chapultepec towered over the area while to the west stood the fortified position of Casa de Mata. American losses included 729 men killed and wounded, 49 officers wounded, and the deaths of Lieutenant-colonel Scott, Major Graham, Captains Merrill and Ayres, and Lieutenants Johnston, Armstrong, Strong, Shackelford, Burwell, and Farry. From the roof of the bishop's palace at Tacubaya, where General Scott's quarters were, the evidence of there being some kind of furnace was distinctly visible in the bright red flame which rose above the Mill's roof. Briefly withdrawing, the Americans witnessed Mexican troops sortie from the Casa and kill nearby wounded soldiers. Having advanced inland from Veracruz and won several victories, Major General Winfield Scott's American army approached Mexico City. In the resulting fighting, the storming party lost eleven of fourteen officers, including Wright. The subsequent negotiations proved futile and the truce was marred by numerous violations on the part of the Mexicans. LC-DIG-pga-05205 (digital file from original item) Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. These were overseen by Brigadier Generals Antonio Leon and Francisco Perez. The Battle of Molino del Rey was one of the bloodiest engagements of the Mexican-American War.It was fought in September 1847 between Mexican forces under General Antonio Léon against an American force under General Winfield Scott at El Molino del Rey near Mexico City. At three o'clock in the morning of September 8, Worth sent an assault column of 500 men, the 8th Infantry led by Major George Wright, down a gently sloping plain. To the right, Brigadier General John Garland's brigade, supported by Huger's Battery, had orders to block potential reinforcements from Chapultepec before striking the Molino from the east. Free for commercial use, no attribution required. Description: Battle of Molino del Rey during the Mexican-American War, painting by Carl Nebel. Bitva u Molino del Rey byla vedena 8. září 1847 během války Mexicko-americká válka (1846-1848). constructed of massive stone, and within has various subdivisions or yards,” remembered an American officer. Moving inland, Scott routed the Mexicans, led by General Antonio LÃ³pez de Santa Anna, at Cerro Gordo the following month. In the wake of the battle, no evidence was found that the Molino del Rey was being used as a cannon foundry.
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