Battle of Cerro Gordo
(April 17-18, 1847)
The Mexican War

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Battle of Cerro Gordo

Battle of Cerro Gordo
U.S. troops hauling
artillery up La Atalaya

A direct hit on a U.S. artillery position at Cerro Gordo. The final battle of Cerro Gordo, April 18, 1847.

Colonel Harney charges the Mexican position.

Santa Anna, missing foot, flees as his coach is seized.


Santa Anna's belt seized from his carriage at Cerro Gordo

Dispatch communicating Scott's official report of the Battle of Cerro Gordo (Winfield Scott)
March to Jalapa—Battle of Cerro Gordo (Ulysses S. Grant Memoirs)
The Battle of Cerro Gordo, April 16, 1847 (George B. McClellan)
U.S. Casualties During the Battle of Cerro Gordo
The Mexican American War