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Battle of Monterey
Part of Mexican-American War
Batalla de Monterey.jpg
Date July 7, 1846
Location Monterey, California
Result United States victory
Belligerents
 United States  Mexico
Commanders
John D. Sloat unknown
Strength
Land:
350
marines,
sailors
Sea:
1 frigate,
2 sloops-of-war
~50 infantry,
unknown artillery

The Battle of Monterey, at Monterey, California (sometimes confused with the Battle of Monterrey, in Nuevo León), was waged on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican-American War. United States naval forces under Commodore John D. Sloat, in command of the United States Pacific Squadron, opposed a small group of Mexican Coast Guard men.

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Battle

The battle was little more than a skirmish, with most of the Mexican detachments protecting the city surrendering without firing a shot. A handful of shore batteries attempted to resist Sloat but were quickly silenced by the American warships: USS Savannah, USS Cyane and USS Levant.

Aftermath

Of chief interest is the controversy surrounding the battle. While Sloat was an officer of the United States Navy, he was not authorized to attack any portion of California and was instead reprimanded for his action by President James K. Polk. In addition, Sloat's famous declaration, annexing California to the United States, was met with bitterness and anger by many of the Californios.

USS Savannah along the Mexican controlled California coast.

See also

References

  • Bauer, K. Jack, The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

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