Sent by President Polk to negotiate making Rio Grande Mexico's northern border.
Bear Flag Revolt, led by John C. Frémont.
Mexican forces crossed the Rio Grande and attacked a U.S. patrol.
Captured by U.S. Marines led by John Sloat.
Also seizes New Mexico.
Final battle at San Gabriel, troops led by Kearny and Robert F. Stockton.
Taylor led 5,000 troops against the 15,000 Mexican troops and forced Santa Anna to withdraw.
10,000 troops led by Winfield Scott.
Juan Cortina shot a Texas marshal and fled to Mexico, though he continued to raid Texas ranches, businesses and attack Texas law enforcers.