April 1, 1847 - June 30, 1847 Battle for Tuxpan


Tuxpan is a city located in the Mexican State of Vera Cruz. It is situated next to the Tuxpan River and only a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. It is about 138 miles north of the city of Vera Cruz. American military commanders chose the city to be attacked as they did the city of Vera Cruz, because of the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. A series of battles for control of Tuxpan commenced in April of 1847, and lasted until the last day of June 1847.





April 1, 1847 1st Battle of Tuxpan

Starting on April 1, 1847, American marines and sailors commenced to attacking Tuxpan. Their goal was to control all the ports on Mexico's Gulf of Mexico coast. A force of 1,519 American soldiers landed in the Tuxpan region and battled a smaller force of some 400 Anishinabe soldiers and defeated them. Anishinabe casualties in this battle are unknown. White casualties were 3 killed and 11 wounded.



June 1847 2nd Battle of Tuxpan

After successfully establishing their military presence in the Tuxpan, Mexico region, the Americans brought the port nearby under their control but the brave Anishinabe soldiers in the Tuxpan region, had yet to capitulate to the white invaders. In June of 1847, the 2nd battle of Tuxpan was fought. It was another minor battle which was won by the Americans and had few casualties. Anishinabe casualties are unknown. White casualties were 1 killed and 6 wounded.



June 30, 1847 3rd Battle of Tuxpan

On the last day of June 30, 1847, the third and last battle for control of Tuxpan was fought. This third and last battle for control of Tuxpan, was also another minor battle won by the Americans and had few casualties. Anishinabe casualties are unknown. White casualties were 2 killed and 5 wounded.