Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War, The: A Political, Social, and Military History

Editor: Tucker, Spencer C.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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ISBN: 978-1-85-109853-8
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 228
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This user-friendly encyclopedia comprises a wide array of accessible yet detailed entries that address the military, social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of the Mexican-American War.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Maps
  • List of Tables
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • General Maps
  • Overview
  • Volume I: A–L
  • A
  • Abolitionism
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams-Onís Treaty
  • African Americans
  • Agriculture, United States and Mexico
  • Agua Fria, Skirmish at
  • Agua Nueva
  • Aguascalientes, Plan of
  • Alamán y Escalada, Lucas Ignacio
  • Alamo, Battle of the
  • Alcorta, Lino José
  • Alexander, Edmund Brooke
  • Alleye (de Billon) de Cyprey, Isidore Elisabeth Jean Baptiste, Baron
  • All of Mexico Movement
  • Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno
  • Alvarado Expeditions
  • Álvarez, Juan
  • Alvarez, Manuel
  • American Peace Society
  • Ampudia, Pedro de
  • Anáhuac Disturbances
  • Anaya, Pedro María de
  • Anderson, Robert
  • Andrade, Juan José
  • Andrade, Manuel
  • Anglo-American Press in Mexico
  • Angostura, Battle of
  • Antiwar Sentiment
  • Antón Lizardo
  • Apache Canyon
  • Apaches
  • Archuleta, Diego
  • Arista, Mariano
  • Arizona
  • Armijo, Manuel
  • Armistead, Lewis Addison
  • Army Life, Mexican and U.S.
  • Army of the West, United States
  • Arroyo Colorado
  • Arroyo Hondo, Skirmish at
  • Art
  • Artillery
  • Ashmun Amendment
  • Associated Press
  • Atlixco, Skirmish at
  • Atocha, Alexander José
  • Atrocities
  • Austin, Stephen Fuller
  • Ayutla Revolution
  • Aztec Club
  • B
  • Backus, Electus, Jr.
  • Baja California
  • Baker, Edward Dickinson
  • Balbontín, Manuel
  • Balderas, Lucas
  • Bancroft, George
  • Bandini, Juan
  • Banditry
  • Bankhead, Charles
  • Barbour, Philip Norbourne
  • Bartlett, John Russell
  • Bartlett-Conde Agreement
  • Bartolo Ford, Battle of
  • Battalon de San Patricio
  • Baz y Palafox, Juan José
  • Beach, Moses Yale
  • Beale, Edward Fitzgerald
  • Bear Flag Revolt
  • Beaubien, Carlos (Charles)
  • Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant
  • Bee, Barnard Elliot
  • Belknap, William Goldsmith
  • Bell, Peter Hansbrough
  • Bent, Charles
  • Bent, William
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Benton-Brown Compromise
  • Bent’s Old Fort
  • Bermúdez de Castro, Salvador
  • Béxar, Siege of
  • Biddle, James
  • Billings, Eliza Allen
  • Bishop’s Palace, Monterrey, Action at
  • Bissell, William Henry
  • Black, John
  • Black Bean Episode
  • Blake, Jacob Edmund
  • Blanco, Santiago
  • Bliss, William Wallace Smith
  • Blockade, Naval
  • Bocachicacampo, Skirmish at
  • Bocanegra, José María de
  • Bomb Brig
  • Bonham, Milledge Luke
  • Borden, Gail, Jr.
  • Border Culture
  • Borderlands
  • Borginnis, Sarah
  • Borland, Solon
  • Boundary Commissions
  • Boundary Disputes, U.S. and Mexican
  • Bowie, James
  • Bowles, William Augustus
  • Boyd, Linn
  • Bradburn, Juan Davis
  • Bragg, Braxton
  • Bravo Rueda, Nicolás
  • Brazito, Battle of
  • Breese, Samuel Livingston
  • Brevet Rank
  • Brooke, George Mercer
  • Brooks, William Thomas Harbaugh
  • Brown, Jacob
  • Buchanan, James
  • Buchanan, Robert Christie
  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar
  • Buena Vista, Battle of
  • Burleson, Edward
  • Burnett, Ward B.
  • Bustamante, Carlos María de
  • Bustamante y Oseguera, Anastasio
  • Butler, Anthony Wayne
  • Butler, Pierce Mason
  • Butler, William Orlando
  • C
  • Cabinet, U.S.
  • Caddos
  • Cadwalader, George
  • Cahuenga, Treaty of
  • Calhoun, John Caldwell
  • California
  • California Battalion
  • California Gold Rush
  • California Theater of War, Overview
  • Californios
  • Camargo
  • Cameron, Ewen
  • Campbell, William Bowen
  • Camp Followers, Mexican and U.S.
  • Campuzano, Antonio
  • Canales Rosillo, Antonio
  • Canalizo, Valentín
  • Cañoncito, Battle of
  • Carbajal, Francisco
  • Carmen
  • Carricitos Ranch, Skirmish at
  • Carson, Christopher Houston “Kit”
  • Cartography
  • Carvajal, José María de Jesús
  • Casey, Silas
  • Castes
  • Castro, José María
  • Casualties, Mexico
  • Casualties, United States
  • Catana, Massacre at
  • Catholic Church, Mexico
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Hide Industry
  • Causes of the War
  • Cavalry and Dragoons
  • Cazneau, Jane McManus Storms
  • Cerralvo
  • Cerro Gordo, Battle of
  • Chapultepec, Battle of
  • Chase, Anna McClarmonde
  • Chaves, Manuel Antonio
  • Cherokees
  • Chihuahua, State of
  • Childs, Thomas
  • Churubusco, Battle of
  • Citadel, Monterrey
  • Claims and Damages, U.S. and Mexican
  • Clark, Meriwether Lewis
  • Clay, Cassius Marcellus
  • Clay, Henry
  • Clay, Henry, Jr.
  • Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
  • Clifford, Nathan
  • Coahuila y Texas
  • Cochori, Skirmish at
  • Coleto Creek, Battle of
  • Collaboration, Mexican
  • Collado Beach
  • Colorado
  • Colt, Samuel
  • Comanches
  • Communications
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Concepción, Battle of
  • Congress, Mexican
  • Congress, Texan
  • Congress, U.S.
  • Conner, David
  • Constitution, Texan
  • Constitutions, Mexico
  • Contreras, Battle of
  • Conventions of 1832 and 1833
  • Cooke, Philip St. George
  • Cooke’s March
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Corpus Christi
  • Cortina, José Gómez de la
  • Cortina, Juan Nepumeceno
  • Corwin, Thomas
  • Cos, Martín Perfecto de
  • Cotton Gin
  • Couch, Darius Nash
  • Couto y Pérez, José Bernardo
  • Crabb, Henry Alexander
  • Criolla, Destruction of the
  • Crockett, David
  • Cross, Trueman
  • Cuba
  • Cuevas, Luis Gonzaga
  • Cult of Domesticity
  • Currier, Nathaniel
  • Cushing, Caleb
  • D
  • Daguerreotypes
  • Dallas, George Mifflin
  • Dalton, Patrick
  • Dana, Richard Henry
  • Davis, Jefferson Finis
  • Davis, John
  • Dawson Massacre
  • Dayton, Wreck of the
  • Decree of 1830
  • de la Peña, José Enrique
  • Delawares (Lenni Lenapes)
  • Democratic Party
  • Dent, Frederick Tracy
  • Desertion
  • Díaz de la Vega, Rómulo
  • Digger Indians
  • Dimick, Justin
  • Diplomacy, Mexican
  • Diplomacy, U.S.
  • Donelson, Andrew Jackson
  • Doniphan, Alexander William
  • Doniphan’s March
  • Douglas, Stephen Arnold
  • Dragoons
  • Drum, Simon Henry
  • Du Pont, Samuel Francis
  • Durán, Augustín
  • Durango, State of
  • E
  • El Bosque de San Domingo (Walnut Springs)
  • Election of 1844, U.S.
  • El Embudo Pass, Skirmish at
  • Elliot, Charles
  • El Molino del Rey, Battle of
  • El Rincón del Diablo
  • El Tomacito (Tomás Baca, Tomás Romero)
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Emory, William Hemsley
  • Empresarios
  • Encarnación, Hacienda de
  • Engineering, Military
  • Espionage
  • Ether, First Use of
  • Europe and the Mexican-American War
  • Ewell, Richard Stoddert
  • Expansionism and Imperialism
  • F
  • Falcón, Rámon
  • Fannin, James Walker
  • Filibusters
  • Filisola, Vicente
  • Fillmore, Millard
  • Film and the Mexican-American War
  • Finances, Mexican and U.S.
  • Fisher, William S.
  • Flacco the Elder
  • Flags, Mexican
  • Flags, Texan
  • Flags, U.S.
  • Flores, José María
  • Florida Battalion
  • Flying Artillery
  • Foraging
  • Ford, John Salmon
  • Forrest, French
  • Fort Jesup
  • Fort Leavenworth
  • Fort Lipantitlán, Battle of
  • Fort Marcy
  • Fort Polk
  • Forts
  • Fort Tenería
  • Fort Texas (Fort Brown)
  • Foster, John Gray
  • France
  • Freaner, James L.
  • Fredonia Rebellion
  • Freemasonry
  • Free Soil Party
  • Frémont, John Charles
  • French, Samuel Gibbs
  • Frontera, José
  • Fueros
  • G
  • Gadsden Purchase
  • Gaines, Edmund Pendleton
  • Gaines, John Pollard
  • Galaxara, Skirmish at
  • Gaona, Antonio
  • Garay, Francisco de
  • García Conde, Pedro
  • Garrison, William Lloyd
  • Garza, Carlos de la
  • Gillespie, Archibald H.
  • Gillespie, Robert Addison
  • Gold Rush, California
  • Goliad Massacre
  • Gómez Farías, Valentín
  • Gómez Pedraza, Manuel
  • Gonzales, Battle of
  • González Cosío, Manuel
  • Gorostiza, Manuel Eduardo de
  • Graham, Richard H.
  • Grant, Ulysses Simpson
  • Gray, Andrew Belcher
  • Gray, Mabry B.
  • Great Britain
  • Greeley, Horace
  • Green, Duff
  • Green, Thomas Jefferson
  • Gregg, Josiah
  • Gregory, Francis Hoyt
  • Guadalupe Hidalgo, Treaty of
  • Guaymas, Battle of
  • Guerrero, Vicente
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Guizot, François
  • Gulf of California (Mar de Cortés)
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Gutiérrez-Magee Expedition
  • H
  • Hall, Willard Preble
  • Halleck, Henry Wager
  • Halls of the Montezuma, Mexico City
  • Hamer, Thomas Lyon
  • Hamilton-Gordon, George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
  • Hannegan, Edward Allen
  • Hardee, William Joseph
  • Hardin, John J.
  • Harney, William Selby
  • Hawkins, Charles Edward
  • Hawk’s Peak Affair
  • Hays, John Coffee
  • Hébert, Paul Octave
  • Henderson, Archibald
  • Henderson, James Pinckney
  • Heredia, José Antonio de
  • Herrera, José Joaquín de
  • Hill, Daniel Harvey
  • Historiography of the Mexican-American War
  • Hitchcock, Ethan Allen
  • Holzinger, José Sebastían
  • Houston, Samuel
  • Huamantla, Battle of
  • Huasteca Revolts
  • Huejutla Expedition
  • Huger, Benjamin
  • Hughes, John Joseph
  • Hunt, Henry Jackson
  • Hunter, Charles G.
  • Huston, Felix
  • I
  • Ide, William Brown
  • Immigration
  • Immortal Fourteen
  • Indian Policy, Mexican, Texan, and U.S.
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Ingraham, Duncan Nathaniel
  • J
  • Jackson, Andrew
  • Jackson, Samuel
  • Jalapa
  • Jarauta, Celedonio Domeco de
  • Jarero, José María
  • Jesup, Thomas Sidney
  • Johnston, Albert Sidney
  • Jones, Anson
  • Jones, Thomas ap Catesby
  • Jordan, Samuel W.
  • Jornada del Muerto
  • Juárez, Benito
  • Juvera, Julián
  • K
  • Kearny, Philip
  • Kearny, Stephen Watts
  • Kendall, George Wilkins
  • Kinney, Henry Lawrence
  • Kinney’s Ranch
  • Kirker, James Santiago
  • Klamaths
  • Knight, Sarah
  • Knights of the Golden Circle
  • Know-Nothing Party
  • L
  • La Cañada, Battle of
  • Lafragua, José María
  • La Hoya, Skirmish at
  • Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
  • La Mesa, Battle of
  • La Mesilla, Treaty of
  • Lamy, Jean Baptiste
  • Lancers
  • Landero Bauza, José Juan
  • Land Grants
  • Land Speculation, Texas
  • Lane, Joseph
  • La Paz
  • Laredo
  • Larkin, Thomas Oliver
  • Lavallette, Elie Augustus Frederick
  • Lawson, Thomas
  • Lee, Robert Edward
  • Legacy of the Mexican-American War
  • Lenni Lenapes
  • León, Antonio
  • Léperos
  • Lerdo de Tejada, Miguel
  • Liberty Party
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lipantitlán, Battle of
  • Literature
  • Lithographs
  • Logistics, Mexican
  • Logistics, U.S.
  • Lombardini, Manuel María
  • Longstreet, James
  • Loreto
  • Loring, William Wing
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Niños Héroes
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Lowell, James Russell
  • Lower (Baja) California and West Coast of Mexico Campaign
  • Volume II: M–Z
  • M
  • Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell
  • Magoffin, James Wiley
  • Magoffin, Susan Shelby
  • Magruder, John Bankhead
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mansfield, Joseph King Fenno
  • Marcy, William Learned
  • Marshall, Thomas
  • Martínez, Antonio José
  • Mason, John Young
  • Mason, Richard Barnes
  • Matamoros
  • Maverick, Samuel Augustus
  • May, Charles Augustus
  • Mazatlán
  • McClane-Ocampo Treaty
  • McClellan, George Brinton
  • McCleod, Hugh
  • McCulloch, Ben
  • McCulloch’s Spy Company
  • McElroy, John
  • Meade, George Gordon
  • Medina, Battle of
  • Mejía, Francisco
  • Mervine, William
  • Mesilla Valley
  • Mestizos
  • Mexía, José Antonio
  • Mexican Cession
  • Mexican Military Academy (Colegio Militar)
  • Mexican Spy Company
  • Mexican War for Independence
  • Mexico
  • Mexico, Army
  • Mexico, 1821–1854
  • Mexico, Geography, Topography, Hydrography, and Climate
  • Mexico, Navy
  • Mexico, Occupation of
  • Mexico City
  • Mexico City, Battle for
  • Mexico City Campaign
  • Micheltorena, Manuel
  • Mier Expedition
  • Mier y Terán, José Manuel Rafael Simeón de
  • Military Contractors, U.S.
  • Military Medicine
  • Military Tactics, Mexican
  • Military Tactics, U.S.
  • Militia, Mexican
  • Miñón, José Vicente
  • Missions
  • Mississippi Rifle
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Moderados
  • Molino del Rey, Battle of
  • Monclova
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Monterey, California
  • Monterrey, Armistice of
  • Monterrey, Battle of
  • Montgomery, John Berrien
  • Monuments and Memorials
  • Moore, Edwin Ward
  • Mora, José María Luis
  • Mora, Skirmish at
  • Morales, Juan
  • Mora y Villamil, Ignacio
  • Mormon Battalion
  • Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
  • Mounted Rifles, U.S.
  • Mule Hill
  • Mulejé, Skirmish at
  • Munroe, John
  • Museums and Archives
  • Music
  • Muskets
  • N
  • National Road
  • Native Americans
  • Navajos
  • Naval Ordnance
  • Navarro, José Antonio
  • Nevada
  • New England
  • New Mexico
  • New Orleans
  • Niños Heroes, Los
  • Northern Mexico Theater of War, Overview
  • Nueces River
  • O
  • O’Brien, John Paul Jones
  • Ocampo, Melchor
  • O’Hara, Theodore
  • Ojo Oso (Bear Spring)
  • Olompali Rancho, Skirmish at
  • Onís y González-Vara, Luis de
  • Opposition to the Mexican-American War, U.S.
  • Oregon Boundary Dispute
  • Oregon Territory
  • Oregon Trail
  • Oregon Treaty
  • Ortega, José María
  • Ortiz, Tomás
  • Ortiz de Ayala, Simón Tadeo
  • Ostend Manifesto
  • Otero, Mariano
  • Oury, William Sanders
  • P
  • Pakenham, Richard
  • Palmerston, Lord
  • Palo Alto, Battle of
  • Pánuco
  • Paredes y Arrillaga, Mariano
  • Parker, Theodore
  • Parras de la Fuente
  • Parrodi, Anastasio
  • Parrott, William S.
  • Pastry War
  • Patria Chica
  • Patterson, Robert
  • Pedregal
  • Peña y Barragán, Matías de la
  • Peña y Peña, Manuel de la
  • Penny Press
  • Peonage
  • Pérez, Francisco
  • Perote Castle
  • Perry, Matthew Calbraith
  • Petrita, U.S. Navy Steamer
  • Photography
  • Pico, Andrés
  • Pico, Pío de Jesús
  • Pierce, Franklin
  • Pike, Albert
  • Pillow, Gideon Johnson
  • Poinsett, Joel Roberts
  • Point Isabel
  • Politics, Mexican
  • Politics, Texan
  • Politics, U.S.
  • Polk, James Knox
  • Polkos Revolt
  • Polk-Scott Feud
  • Popular Sovereignty
  • Porter, Caroline
  • Posada y Garduño, Manuel
  • Prescott, William Hickling
  • Presidios
  • Price, Sterling
  • Prisoners of War, Mexican
  • Prisoners of War, U.S.
  • Privateering
  • Public Opinion and the War, Mexican
  • Public Opinion and the War, U.S.
  • Puebla
  • Puebla, Siege of
  • Pueblo de Taos, Skirmish at
  • Pueblos
  • Puros
  • Q
  • Quartermaster Services, U.S. and Mexican
  • Quijano, Benito
  • Quitman, John Anthony
  • R
  • Racism
  • Railroads
  • Ramos
  • Ramos Arizpe, Miguel
  • Rancheros
  • Rancho Davis
  • Rancho Dominguez, Skirmish at
  • Rancho El Pasa, Skirmish at
  • Rangel, Joaquín
  • Rea, Joaquín
  • Recruitment
  • Refugio, Battle of
  • Rejón, Manuel Crescencio
  • Religion
  • Reno, Jesse Lee
  • Republican Party
  • Resaca de la Palma, Battle of
  • Revolvers
  • Rey, Anthony
  • Reynolds, John Fulton
  • Reynosa
  • Ridgely, Randolph
  • Rifles
  • Riley, Bennett
  • Riley, John Patrick
  • Rincón, Manuel E.
  • Rincón del Diablo
  • Ringgold, Samuel
  • Río Calaboso, Skirmish at
  • Río Colorado
  • Rio Grande
  • Rio Grande, Republic of the
  • Rio Grande Campaign
  • Río Sacramento, Battle of
  • Robertson, Sterling Clack
  • Robidoux, Antoine
  • Rockets
  • Romanticism
  • Rosa Oteiza, Luis de la
  • Rotary Printing Press
  • Ruiz, Francisco Antonio
  • Rusk, Thomas Jefferson
  • S
  • Sabine River
  • Sacramento
  • Saint Joseph Island
  • Salado Creek, Battle of
  • Salas, José Mariano
  • Saltillo
  • San Antonio
  • San Antonio, Skirmish at
  • Sands, Joshua Ratoon
  • San Francisco
  • San Gabriel River, Battle of
  • San Jacinto, Battle of
  • San José del Cabo
  • San José del Pozo, Skirmish at
  • San Juan de los Llaños, Skirmish at
  • San Juan de Ulúa
  • San Luis Potosí
  • San Pascual, Battle of
  • San Patricio Battalion
  • Santa Anna, Antonio López de
  • Santa Clara, Battle of
  • Santa Cruz de Rosales, Battle of
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail
  • Santa Fe Expedition
  • Scott, Winfield
  • Scott, Winfield, Court of Inquiry
  • Second Great Awakening
  • Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno
  • Semmes, Raphael
  • Sequalteplán, Skirmish at
  • Sevier, Ambrose Hundley
  • Shannon, Wilson
  • Sherman, Thomas West
  • Shields, James
  • Shubrick, William Branford
  • Sierra Gorda Revolt
  • Sierra Madre, Republic of the
  • Slavery
  • Slidell, John
  • Sloat, John Drake
  • Smallpox
  • Smith, Charles Ferguson
  • Smith, Justin Harvey
  • Smith, Persifor Frazer
  • Soldado River, Skirmish at
  • Somers U.S. Navy Brig
  • Somervell Expedition
  • Sonora y Sinaloa
  • Spain
  • Steamships
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls
  • Stockton, Robert Field
  • Surfboats
  • Sutter, John Augustus
  • Sutter’s Fort
  • T
  • Tabasco River Expeditions
  • Tacubaya
  • Tacubaya, Armistice of
  • Tamaulipas
  • Tampico
  • Tampico and Victoria, Occupation of
  • Taos Revolt
  • Tariffs
  • Tattnall, Josiah
  • Taylor, Zachary
  • Tejanos
  • Telegraph
  • Temascalitos, Battle of
  • Temple, Henry John, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
  • Ten Regiment Bill
  • Terrés y Masaguer, Andrés
  • Texas
  • Texas-Comanche Relations
  • Texas Declaration of Independence
  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas Revolt
  • Texas Revolution
  • Texas Tories
  • Thayer, Sylvanus
  • Thompson, Waddy
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thornton, Seth Barton
  • Thornton Affair
  • Tilghman, Lloyd
  • Todos Santos, Skirmish at
  • Tolsá, Eugenio
  • Topographical Engineers
  • Tornel y Mendivil, José María de
  • Torrejón, Anastasio
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert
  • Tower, Zealous Bates
  • Trade
  • Traders Battalion
  • Transcendental Club
  • Trans-Nueces
  • Travis, William Barret
  • Treaty of Payne’s Landing
  • Treaty of Transit and Commerce
  • Trías Álvarez, Ángel
  • Trist, Nicholas Philip
  • Truce Agreement
  • Truxtun U.S. Navy Brig
  • Tucson
  • Turley’s Mill
  • Tuxpan
  • Tuxpan, Battle of
  • Twiggs, David Emanuel
  • Tyler, John
  • U
  • Ugartechea, Domingo de
  • Uniforms, Mexican
  • Uniforms, U.S.
  • United States, 1821–1854
  • United States Army
  • United States Army of Observation
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Military Academy, West Point
  • United States Navy
  • United States Revenue Cutter Service
  • Urrea y Elías Gonzales, José de
  • Utah
  • V
  • Valencia, Gabriel
  • Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe
  • Van Brunt, Gershom Jaques
  • Van Buren, Martin
  • Vander Linden, Pedro
  • Van Dorn, Earl
  • Vásquez Expedition
  • Vázquez, Ciriaco
  • Velasco, Battle of
  • Velasco, Treaties of
  • Veracruz
  • Veracruz, Landing at and Siege of
  • Veterans Organizations
  • Victoria, Guadalupe
  • Vidaurri, Santiago
  • Voltigeurs and Foot Riflemen, U.S.
  • Volunteers, U.S.
  • Vomito
  • W
  • Walker, Robert John
  • Walker, Samuel Hamilton
  • Walker, William
  • Walker, William Sparhawk
  • Walnut Springs
  • War Address, James K. Polk
  • War Aims, Mexican
  • War Aims, U.S.
  • War Correspondents
  • War Message, Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga
  • Warships
  • Washington, John Macrae
  • Weapons, Mexican
  • Weapons, U.S.
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Whigs
  • Whitman, Walter (Walt)
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf
  • Wickliffe, Charles Anderson
  • Wilmot, David
  • Wilmot Proviso
  • Wilson, Henry J.
  • Woll, Adrián
  • Woll’s Expedition
  • Women, Mexican
  • Women, U.S.
  • Wool, John Ellis
  • Wool’s Chihuahua Expedition
  • Worth, William Jenkins
  • Wright, George
  • Y
  • Yell, Archibald
  • Yellow Fever
  • Young America Movement
  • Yucatán
  • Yucatán Revolt
  • Z
  • Zacatecas
  • Zavala y Sáenz, Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de
  • Zerecero, Anastasio
  • Zozaya, María Josefa
  • Volume III: Documents
  • 1. Treaty with Spain Ceding Florida
  • 2. Monroe Doctrine
  • 3. Joel Poinsett: Observations of Mexico
  • 4. Green Dewitt: Empresario Petition and Land Grant
  • 5. Convention of San Felipe de Austin: Memorial to the Mexican Government
  • 6. American Anti-Slavery Society: Declaration of Sentiments
  • 7. Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
  • 8. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature
  • 9. William B. Travis: Appeal for Reinforcements to the Alamo
  • 10. Texas Declaration of Independence
  • 11. Antonio López de Santa Anna: Alamo Attack Order
  • 12. Juan Seguín: Burial Oration for Alamo Defenders
  • 13. John C. Calhoun: Slavery a Positive Good
  • 14. Catharine Beecher and Angelina Grimké: Opinions about the Abolitionist Movement
  • 15. Theodore Weld: American Slavery as It Is
  • 16. Pedro de Ampudia: Report on Battle of Mier
  • 17. Liberty Party Platform
  • 18. William H. Prescott: Excerpt from History of the Conquest of Mexico
  • 19. Josiah Gregg: Excerpt from Commerce of the Prairies
  • 20. John Tyler: President's Annual Message
  • 21. George Bancroft: Letter to Zachary Taylor
  • 22. Lansford Hastings: Excerpt from The Emigrant's Guide to Oregon and California
  • 23. Harriet Farley: Editorial on the Ten-Hour Movement
  • 24. Texas Annexation Act
  • 25. James K. Polk: Inaugural Address
  • 26. José Joaquín de Herrera: Proclamation Denouncing Annexation
  • 27. John O'Sullivan: Manifest Destiny
  • 28. William Learned Marcy: Letter to Zachary Taylor
  • 29. Pedro María Anaya: Memorandum on Mexican Military Preparedness
  • 30. James K. Polk: Speech Reaffirming Monroe Doctrine
  • 31. Manuel de la Peña y Peña: Letter to John Slidell
  • 32. John Slidell: Letter to Manuel de la Peña y Peña
  • 33. Henry W. Halleck: Lecture on Military Education
  • 34. Ulysses S. Grant: Excerpt from Memoir
  • 35. Francisco Mejía: Proclamation at Matamoros
  • 36. Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga: Proclamation on the Defense of Mexico
  • 37. Pedro de Ampudia: Letter to Zachary Taylor
  • 38. Zachary Taylor: Letter to Pedro de Ampudia
  • 39. Mariano Paredes de Arrillaga: Proclamation Announcing a State of War
  • 40. Ephraim Kirby Smith: Letter Excerpts Describing Battles
  • 41. Ulysses S. Grant: Excerpt from Memoir, Battle Description
  • 42. James K. Polk: War Message
  • 43. Horace Greeley: Editorial in the New York Tribune
  • 44. James K. Polk: Letter Arranging Purchase of Slaves
  • 45. Varina Davis: Book Excerpt about Jefferson Davis
  • 46. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Journal Excerpt
  • 47. Zachary Taylor: Letter about Deserters
  • 48. William Seaton Henry: Book Excerpt on U.S. Soldiers’ Patriotism
  • 49. George Ruxton: British Book Excerpt on Mexican Character
  • 50. James Russell Lowell: Excerpt from The Biglow Papers
  • 51. Louis McLane: Letter Excerpt, British Reaction to War
  • 52. William Learned Marcy: Proclamation to the People of Mexico
  • 53. George Gordon Meade: Excerpt from Critical Letter
  • 54. George Wilkins Kendall: War Reporter's Dispatches from Mexico
  • 55. Oregon Treaty
  • 56. Satirical Song: Battle Hymn
  • 57. George Wilkins Kendall: War Reporter's Dispatches on Indian Raids
  • 58. George Ruxton: Book Excerpt on Return of Santa Anna to Mexico
  • 59. Jesse C. Little: Letter to James K. Polk Asking Aid for Mormons
  • 60. James Allen: Circular to Mormons
  • 61. John D. Sloat: Proclamation to the Inhabitants of California
  • 62. John D. Sloat, José Castro: Correspondence Regarding California
  • 63. George Bancroft: Orders Regarding California
  • 64. Pío Pico: Excerpt from Memoirs
  • 65. Robert F. Stockton: Letter to James K. Polk
  • 66. Mary Compton: Letter to Her Husband
  • 67. Richard B. Mason: Letter Praising the Mormon Battalion
  • 68. Stephen W. Kearny: Report on the Occupation of New Mexico
  • 69. Stephen W. Kearny: New Mexico Bill of Rights
  • 70. W. H. Emory: Excerpt from Survey of New Mexico and California
  • 71. David Wilmot: Wilmot Proviso
  • 72. Armistice of Monterrey
  • 73. George Wilkins Kendall: War Reporter's Dispatch on Battle of Monterrey
  • 74. John Porter: Excerpt from Surgeon's Memoir
  • 75. Zachary Taylor: Letter of Protest
  • 76. Zachary Taylor: Orders Regarding Looting by U.S. Troops
  • 77. George B. McClellan: Diary Excerpt
  • 78. Zachary Taylor: Excerpt from Personal Letter
  • 79. Gustavus Woodson Smith: Book Excerpt on Army Engineering Work
  • 80. Corydon Donnavan: Book Excerpt on U.S. Prisoner of War
  • 81. Susan Shelby Magoffin: Book Excerpts by Wife of Santa Fe Trader
  • 82. Frank S. Edwards: Book Excerpt on the Battle of Bracito
  • 83. Frank S. Edwards: Book Excerpt on the Texas Rangers
  • 84. William Cullen Bryant: Article Lionizing Doniphan
  • 85. Charles Sumner: Speech Opposing War
  • 86. Antonio López de Santa Anna: Message to the Troops
  • 87. George Gordon Meade: Letter about Effect of Antiwar Sentiment
  • 88. Thomas Corwin: Antiwar Speech
  • 89. Daniel Webster: Speech on War Appropriations Bill
  • 90. Jefferson Davis: Report on Battle of Buena Vista
  • 91. John Greenleaf Whittier: “The Angels of Buena Vista”
  • 92. Antonio López de Santa Anna: Book Excerpt Recounting the Battle of Buena Vista
  • 93. James K. Polk: Diary Excerpts
  • 94. Josiah Gregg: Diary Excerpt on Medical Care in Mexico
  • 95. Josiah Gregg: Diary Excerpt, Botanical Observations
  • 96. Josiah Gregg: Diary Excerpt on Mexican Atrocities and Reprisal
  • 97. Edward Zane Carroll Judson: Magdalena, the Beautiful Mexican Maid
  • 98. Samuel E. Chamberlain: Book Excerpt, Texas Rangers in Mexico
  • 99. Herman Melville: Excerpt from “Authentic Anecdotes of Old Zack”
  • 100. George Ruxton: British Book Excerpt on Attitude toward the War
  • 101. George Ruxton: British Book Excerpt, Description of Veracruz
  • 102. Winfield Scott: Letter to Zachary Taylor
  • 103. Winfield Scott: Excerpt from His Memoir
  • 104. Raphael Semmes: Book Excerpt, Naval Service at Veracruz
  • 105. William Harwar Parker: Book Excerpt, Account of Landing at and Siege of Veracruz
  • 106. George B. McClellan: Diary Excerpt on the Siege of Veracruz
  • 107. Raphael Semmes: Book Excerpt Describing Yellow Fever
  • 108. Raphael Semmes: Book Excerpt, Account of Special Mission
  • 109. José Mariana Salas: Proclamation for Recruiting Guerrillas
  • 110. José Maria Roa Bárcena: Excerpt, Mexican Account of Americans Executing Guerrillas
  • 111. Book Excerpt: Mexican Account of Guerrilla Organization
  • 112. George Wilkins Kendall: U.S. War Reporter's Account of Cerro Gordo
  • 113. Book Excerpt: Mexican Description of U.S. Troops
  • 114. Winfield Scott and Nicholas Trist: Correspondence
  • 115. Frederick Zeh: Excerpts from Immigrant U.S. Soldier's Battle Accounts
  • 116. Zachary Taylor: Excerpt from Letter to the Secretary of State
  • 117. George Wilkins Kendall: War Reporter's Excerpts Describing Life in Mexico
  • 118. James Buchanan, George Bancroft: Correspondence Regarding British Aid to Mexican General
  • 119. Book Excerpt: Mexican Account of Chapultepec
  • 120. Winfield Scott: Account of Capture of Mexico City
  • 121. Antonio López de Santa Anna: Book Excerpt, Account of Capture of Mexico City
  • 122. Winfield Scott: Orders Regarding Occupation of Mexico City
  • 123. James K. Polk: Diary Excerpts Regarding Treaty Negotiations
  • 124. Henry Clay: Advice to His Countrymen
  • 125. Albert Gallatin: Excerpt of Pamphlet Peace with Mexico
  • 126. Mariano Otero: Excerpt from Essay on the Situation in Mexico
  • 127. John C. Calhoun: The Conquest of Mexico Speech
  • 128. Abraham Lincoln: War on Mexico Speech
  • 129. James K. Polk: Refusal to Turn Over Documents to Congress
  • 130. Henry Bigler: Diary Excerpt Recounting Discovery of Gold in California
  • 131. Winfield Scott: Letter and Comments on Court of Inquiry and Treaty
  • 132. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • 133. Julia Webster Appleton: Letter Regarding the Death of Her Brother in the War
  • 134. Frederick Douglass: Antiwar Editorial
  • 135. Manuel Crescencio Rejón: Mexican Argument against the Peace Treaty
  • 136. Manuel de la Peña y Peña: Mexican Argument Supporting the Peace Treaty
  • 137. Robert E. Lee: Letter Deploring the Treatment of General Scott
  • 138. James K. Polk: Transmittal of Treaty to Congress
  • 139. James Russell Lowell: Excerpt from Antiwar Satire
  • 140. Henry David Thoreau: “Civil Disobedience”
  • 141. Fugitive Slave Act
  • 142. Gadsden Purchase Treaty
  • 143. Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • 144. Ostend Manifesto
  • 145. Thomas Hart Benton: Excerpt of Memoir about the War Years
  • 146. Robert E. Lee: Letter to Winfield Scott
  • Appendix 1: Medals, Decorations, and Military Honors
  • Appendix 2: Military Ranks
  • Glossary
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • List of Editors and Contributors
  • Categorical Index