How many dead and injured at the Battle of Santa Clara, California in 1847?
#109517. Asked by serpa. (Oct 06 09 11:12 PM)
BATTLE OF SANTA CLARA, UPPER CALIFORNIA,|
JANUARY 2, 1847.
1. One Marine, slightly, in the head.
2. One Volunteer, Capt. Weber's Company, in the ankle.
Source: The California Star, Yerba Buena, California, Feb. 6, 1847, p. 3.
This "battle" which took place on the open plain about two miles from the mission, was a result of several rancheros rebelling against Americans taking their livestock and property. It was actually a 2 hour skirmish not a battle; no one was killed, and the only casualty was the American military forces' cannon, which continually bogged down in the knee-deep mud. A peaceful treaty was arranged on January 7, 1847.
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