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The following units and commanders of the U.S. and Mexican armed forces fought in the siege of Veracruz from March 9–29, 1847 during the Mexican-American War.

United States

U.S. Army

MG Winfield Scott

Aide - Cpt Robert E. Lee

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

1st Division[1]
     MG William J. Worth

1st Brigade

   Col John Garland

  • 2nd U.S. Artillery - Col. James Bankhead, chief of artillery during the siege
  • 3rd U.S. Artillery - Ltc William Gates
  • 8th U.S. Infantry - Ltc. Thomas Staniford
2nd Brigade

   Col Newman S. Clarke

  • 1st U.S. Artillery - Ltc. Benjamin K. Pierce
  • 4th U.S. Artillery - Ltc. Matthew M. Payne
  • 2nd U.S. Infantry - Maj. George W. Allen
  • Mounted Riflemen - Maj. William W. Loring

2nd Division
     MG David E. Twiggs

1st Brigade

   BG Persifor F. Smith

2nd Brigade

   BG Bennet Riley

  • 2nd U.S. Infantry -
  • 7th U.S. Infantry - Ltc Joseph Plympton
  • 4th U.S. Artillery -

3rd "Volunteer" Division[2]
     MG Robert Patterson

1st Brigade

   BG John A. Quitman

  • 2nd New York Volunteers - Col Ward B. Burnett
  • South Carolina Palmetto Regiment - Col Pierce Butler
2nd Brigade

   BG Gideon J. Pillow

  • 1st Tennessee - Col Jonas E. Thomas
  • 2nd Tennessee - Col William B. Campbell
  • 1st Pennsylvania - Col Francis M. Wynkoop
  • 2nd Pennsylvania - Col William B. Roberts
3rd Brigade

   BG James Shields


Dragoon Brigade

   Col William S. Harney

  • 1st U.S. Dragoons -
  • 2nd U.S. Dragoons - Maj. Edwin V. Sumner
  • 3rd U.S. Dragoons - Col. Edward G. W. Butler
  • 3rd U.S. Artillery -

U.S. Navy

Home Squadron
Commodore David Conner
Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Class Vessel


USS Raritan (flagship)

Commodore David Conner

USS Potomac
USS Mississippi

Commodore Matthew C. Perry

USS St. Mary's
USS Petrita
USS Massachusetts
USS Ohio

Captain Silas H. Stringham

Mosquito Fleet
   Commodore Josiah Tattnall

Composition unknown


BG Juan Estaban Morales

Fortress Regiments and Others

Fort Santiago and
Fort Concepción

  • Artillery (89 guns)
  • 2rd[Clarification needed] Infantry Regiment
  • 8th Infantry Regiment
  • 11th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Light Regiment
  • Puebla Libres
  • Orizaba National Guard
  • Veracruz National Guard
  • Oaxaca National Guard
  • Tehuantepec National Guard
  • Battalion of Sappers
  • Battalion of Marines

Fort San Juan de Ulúa

  • Artillery (135 guns)
  • Puebla Jamiltepec Activo Battalion
  • Jamiltepec Activo Battalion
  • Tuxpan Jamiltepec Activo Battalion
  • Tampico Jamiltepec Activo Battalion
  • Alvardo Activo Battalion


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