General Winfield Scott led the American army in 1846 after the The Mexican-American War began. They attacked from the north and the east to secure the territories they wanted and to close into Mexico City.
Sir, yes sir!!!
Onward to Mexico City
In 1867, Scott made his way towards Mexico City, winning battles at Veracruz, Cerro Gordo, and Contreras. After the Battle of Churubusco on August 20, Scott agreed to an armistice which lasted until September 7.
We are not done yet, keep moving.
Sir, yes sir
After the armistice...
Scott decided to hit Mexico City from the west and take Belen and San Cosme gates into the city.
We need to find a way past these gates
These gates are protected by two strategic points: a fortified old mill named Molino del Rey and the Fortress of Chapultepec.
Don't let me down
On September 8, Scott ordered General William Worth to take the mill which later became The Battle of Molino del Ray.
Heading to Molino del Rey
The battle was bloody but short and ended with an American victory.
Those Mexicans will pay for what they done with our companions
Good, Next is The Fortress Of Chapultepec
Although, The Mexican soldiers crept out of the fortifications to kill American wounded: the Americans would remember this hateful act.
We have won the battle
The fortress was a symbol of hope for the people of Mexico City.
The fortress was lightly defended: about 1,000 troops under the command of General Nicholas Bravo, and also the 11th Mexican president of Mexico. In addition, Bravo only had 13 cannons in the fortress which is far too few for an effective defense.