List of battles of the French intervention in Mexico

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Following is a List of battles of the French intervention in Mexico (1862–1867). The French intervention in Mexico was an invasion of the Republic of Mexico by the army of the Second French Empire in 1862. It resulted in the establishment of the Second Mexican Empire in 1864, which was supported by many conservative Mexicans, under the Austrian Maximilian I of Mexico. Although the Empire established control of the center of the country, the republicans held out in the North and South. With the end of the American Civil War, the USA lent its support to the republicans and put pressure on the French to withdraw in 1866. The Imperial forces fought on, but were defeated in a series of battles, with the republicans regaining control of the City of Mexico on 15 May 1867. Maximilian was captured and then executed on 19 June 1867.[1] History records show that there were all in all 1,020 minor or major battles and sieges in the intervention.[2]:348

Battles and Sieges[edit]

Battle of Puebla (5 May 1862)
Battle of Miahuatlán (3 October 1866)
Battle of La Carbonera (18 October 1866)
Name Start date End date Won by
Fall of Acapulco 1864-06-03 1864-06-03 French
Battle of Álamos 1865-09-24 1865-09-24 Local militants
Battle of Atlixco 1862-05-04 1862-05-04 Republicans
Battle of Bagdad 1866-01-04 1866-01-04 Republicans
Battle of Barranca Seca 1862-05-18 1862-05-18 French
Battle of Camarón 1863-04-30 1863-04-30 Republicans
Fall of Campeche 1864-01-22 1864-01-22 French
Battle of La Carbonera 1866-10-18 1866-10-18 Republicans
Battle of Cerro del Borrego 1862-06-13 1862-06-13 French
Battle of Chiapa de Corzo 1863-10-21 1863-10-21 Republicans
Fall of Chihuahua (1865) 1865-08-15 1865-08-15 Empire
Battle of Chihuahua (1866) 1866-03-24 1866-03-24 Republicans
Fall of the City of México (1863) 1863-06-10 1863-06-10 French
Fall of the City of México (1867) 1867-04-12 1867-06-21 Republicans
Fall of Colima 1864-11-05 1864-11-05 Empire
Battle of Cuauhtémoc 1865-02-02 1865-02-02 Empire
Fall of Durango 1864-07-04 1864-07-04 Empire
Battle of El Jahuactal 1863-11-01 1863-11-01 Republicans
Battle of El Rosario 1865-04-27 1865-04-27 Indecisive
Battle of Fortín 1862-04-19 1862-04-19 French
Fall of Guadalajara (1864) 1864-01-05 1864-01-05 French
Fall of Guadalajara (1867) 1867-01-14 1867-01-14 Republicans
Fall of Guanajuato 1863-12-08 1863-12-08 French
Battle of Guayabo 1866-11-10 1866-11-10 Republicans
Battle of Ixmiquilpan 1865-09-25 1865-09-25 Republicans
Battle of Jiquilpan 1864-11-22 1864-11-22 French
Fall of Jonuta (1863) 1863-02-21 1863-02-21 French
Siege of Jonuta (1866) 1866-04-17 1866-04-17 Republicans
Battle of Juchitán 1866-09-05 1866-09-05 Republicans
Battle of Las Cumbres 1862-04-28 1862-04-28 French
Battle of la Loma 1865-07-16 1865-07-16 Belgian
Battle of las Lomas de San Lorenzo 1867-04-15 1867-04-15 Republicans
Battle of Majoma 1864-08-20 1864-08-20 French
Battle of Mazatlán 1864-03-26 1864-03-31 Inconclusive
Fall of Matamoros 1864-09-21 1864-09-21 Empire
Battle of Miahuatlán 1866-10-03 1866-10-03 Republicans
Fall of Morelia 1863-11-30 1863-11-30 French
Battle of Nanahuatipam 1864-08-10 1864-08-10 Empire
Fall of Monterrey 1864-08-29 1864-08-29 Empire
Siege of Oaxaca (1865) Empire
Siege of Oaxaca (1867) 1867-03-16 Republicans
Battle of Parral (1865) 1865-08-08 1865-08-08 Republicans
Battle of Puebla 1862-05-05 1862-05-05 Republicans
Siege of Puebla (1863) 1863-03-16 1863-05-17 French
Fall of Puebla (1867) 1867-04-02 1867-04-02 Republicans
Siege of Querétaro 1867-03-06 1867-05-15 Republicans
Battle of San Jacinto (1867) 1867-02-01 1867-02-01 Republicans
Fall of San Juan Bautista 1864-02-27 1864-02-27 Republicans
Battle of San Lorenzo (México)|Battle of San Lorenzo 1863-05-08 1863-05-08 French
Battle of San Pablo del Monte 1863-05-05 1863-05-05 French
Battle of San Pedro 1864-12-22 1864-12-22 Republicans
Battle of Santa Gertrudis 1866-06-16 1866-06-16 Republicans
Battle of Santa Isabel 1866-03-01 1866-03-01 Republicans
Battle of Tacámbaro 1865-04-11 1865-04-11 Republicans
Battle of Tampico (1863)|Battle of Tampico 1863-01-19 1863-01-19 Republicans
Battle of Totoapan 1864-10-18 1864-10-18 Republicans
Battle of Villa de Álvarez 1867-01-29 1867-01-29 Republicans

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haslip, Joan (1971). Imperial Adventurer - Emperor Maximilian of Mexico. ISBN 0-297-00363-1. 
  2. ^ Hubert Howe Bancroft; William Nemos; Thomas Savage; Joseph Joshua Peatfield (1888). History of Mexico Vol VI. (1861-1887). San Francisco, United States: The History company. ISBN 9781147416466. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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