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Third Battle of Tuxpan
Part of Mexican-American War
Date June 30, 1847
Location Tuxpan, Veracruz
Result United States victory
Belligerents
Flag of the United States (1846–1847).svg United States Flag of Mexico (1823-1864, 1867-1893).svg Mexico
Commanders and leaders
Matthew C. Perry unknown
Strength
Land:
unknown
marines,
sailors,
unknown artillery
Sea:
unknown naval forces
unknown
infantry,
militia
Casualties and losses
2 killed,
5 wounded
unknown



The Third Battle of Tuxpan was one of the three small battles of the Mexican-American War to occur in Tuxpan, Mexico. The engagement occurred on June 30, 1847, between Mexican troops and or militia and an American landing force from the Mosquito Fleet under Matthew C. Perry. Not much is known but a skirmish was fought, ending in the deaths of one U.S. man, and another who died two or three days later. Five other men were wounded, not including the said sixth man who died later on. At least four of the wounded Americans were made casualties by a gunpowder barrel explosion, caused by an unknown source. Mexican casualties are unknown. The United States blockade of Tuxpan continued on.

ReferencesEdit

  • Nevin, David; editor, The Mexican War (1978)
  • Bauer, K. Jack, "The Mexican-American War 1846-48"

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