|The US Army in
the War with Mexico
in Memory of
John H. Sneclode,
Co. F / 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Rgt., War with Mexico
|1821||- Mexico Declared its Independence from
Spain and became a Monarchy;
Agustin de Iturbide (El Libertador) Emperor of Mexico.
- Mexican Government permitted Stephen F. Austin to Colonize Texas.
|1822||- Mexican Monarchy overthrown by Generals Victoria and Santa Anna.|
|1823||- General Guadalupe Victoria became First Elected President of Mexico.|
|1824||- Mexico became a Republic.|
|1828||- President Victoria overthrown by Generals Guerrero,
de Zavala, and Santa Anna.|
- General Vincente Guerrero assumed Presidential power in Mexico.
|1830||- President Guerrero overthrown and executed by Vice President
Anastasio Bustamante y Oseguera assumed Presidential power in Mexico.
|1832||- President Bustamante overthrown by Rebel Army led by
Generals Pedraza and Santa Anna.|
General Manuel Gómez Pedraza assumed Presidential power in Mexico.
|1833||- President Pedraza ousted by the Congress of Mexico, which
General Antonio López de Santa Anna as President of Mexico.
|1835||- President Santa Anna dissolved the Congress of
Mexico, replaced the 1824 Constitution,
and centralized power in a Military Dictatorship.
- 11 Mexican States openly rebelled.
- The Republics of the Rio Grande, Yucatan, and Texas, Declared their Independence from Mexico.
|1836||- Mexican Army, led by President/General Santa Anna, marched
up to Texas to crush the Rebellion.
- Texans lost Battles at the Alamo and Goliad.
- Santa Anna was captured by Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. Later released.
|1841||- Antonio López de Santa Anna returned to Presidential power in Mexico.|
|1845||- President Santa Anna was overthrown from within;
General José Joaquín de Herrera assumed Presidential power in Mexico.
- U.S. President John Tyler signed Congressional Resolution to Annex Texas.
- James Polk was Inaugurated next U.S. President; ordered Army and Navy to prepare for War.
- Texans Voted in Favor of U.S. Annexation.
- President Herrera was overthrown from within;
|1846|| General Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga assumed Presidential
power in Mexico.
- U.S. Army and Navy moved toward Mexico, lead by General Winfield Scott.
- First skirmish at Rio Grande in April; Mexican cavalry surrounded U.S. scouts and killed many.
- May 13th, U.S. Congress Declared War on Mexico.
1. Insignia of Rank -Enlisted-
- Mounted Riflemen
- Corps of Engineers
2. Insignia of Rank -Officers-
- Commissioned and General Officers
3. Cap Badges/Branch Designators
4. Watercolor Paintings-
- Enlisted Full Dress Uniforms
- Enlisted Campaign Uniforms
- Officer Campaign Uniforms
"Churubusco" James Walker, 1848 Mexico
|FtgoG||.US Army Insignia