Frontiers 104

John Fremont

Fremont marries Jessie Benton

October 19 1841

Carson meets Fremont

April 1842

Fremont climbs Fremont's Peak

August 14, 1842

Fremont's report published

March 2, 1843

Second Report - Map of Oregon Trail - Published

March 1845

John Fremont reaches Sutter's Fort in California

December 9, 1845

Fremont raises American flag over fort in California - is kicked out and heads to Oregon

February 1846

Gillespie give Polk's message to Fremont

May 9, 1846

Fremont starts recruiting men to Bear Flag Revolt

June 8, 1846

Fremont's men capture Sonoma - hoist Bear Flag

JUne 14, 1846

Polk Settles ownership of Washington/Oregon w British

June 15, 1846

US Navy occupies San Fransisco

July 3, 1846

Fremont's Bear Flag Battalion become part of US Army

23 July 1846

Fremont and Stockton capture Los Angeles

13 August 1846

Steven Kearny captures/annexes New Mexico

August 15, 1846

Stockton declares California part of US

August 17, 1846

Carson leaves to report to DC

September 5, 1846

Mexican Uprisings re-take Los Angeles

23 September 1846

Carson joins Kearny

October 6 1846

Kearny enters California headed to reinforce San Diego

November 1846

Kearny loses Battle of San Pasqual

December 7, 1846

"Midnight Crawl" to San Diego

December 8, 1846

Battle of Freemont's Pass - US captures Santa Barbara

25 December 1846

Battle of La Mesa (last Mexican resistance in Cali)

January 9, 1847

Kearny re-captures Los Angeles

13 January 1847

Fremont captures Mexican commander, negotiates surrender

January 13, 1847

Fremont named Military Governor of California

16 January 1847

Siege of Veracruz (US win)

March 9, 1847

Kearny usurps Fremont's governorship

31 May 1847

Fremont is arrested for mutiny

August 1847

Polk pardons Fremont

March, 1848

Big Events

Fremont's 1st Expedition

June 1842 - October 17 1842

Fremont's 2nd Expedition

May 31, 1843 - August 7, 1844

Polk Wins Presidency

December 4, 1844

James K Polk Presidency

March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849

Fremont's 3rd Expedition

June 1, 1845 - December 9, 1845

Polk Annexes Texas

December 29, 1845

Mexican American War

April 25, 1846 - February 2, 1848

US captures Mexico City

15 September 1847

Gold discovered near San Francisco

January 24, 1848

Treaty of Gaudalupe-Hidalgo

Feb. 2, 1848

NY Herald reports on Gold, starting Gold rush

August 19, 1848

Fremont's failed 4th expedition

October 1848 - February 12, 1849