November 21, This day during the Mexican American War

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November 21, 1947 – The Battle of San José del Cabo was a military engagement of the Mexican-American War which took place on two November days in 1847, after the fall of Mexico City. Manuel Pineda, the commander of the Mexican forces during this campaign, had attacked La Paz on November 16, during which he dispatched three of his lieutenants and a force of around 150 militiamen, mainly peasants from the suburbs. Their orders were to march on San José to the south. Reaching the town three days later on November 19, apparently in the evening, the force did not attack but offered terms of surrender to the commanding American lieutenant. Heywood refused so the next day, the Mexicans launched their assault on the town. The American force occupied their chapel barracks where they had placed the cannon at the doorway during the ensuing engagement. The Mexicans charged for the…

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