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Civil War Notables At Monterrey

A number of future Civil War notables fought at Monterrey and for many of them this was their first real test of courage and discipline. The two prior battles in Zachary Taylor's campaign were tough-fought clashes, but at Monterrey the soldiers had to endure two days of urban warfare, sneaking up steep hills while being shot at, and crossing a vast open plain while under the fire of five forts.

For the Civil War soldiers who fought there, Monterrey was not easily forgotten. Ulysses S Grant dedicated a significant portion of his memoir to the Battle of Monterrey, as did other civil war notables. Below is a list of the most significant Civil War notables who played a role at Monterrey and their rank and regiment during the battle.

NAME UNIT
Abner Doubleday1st Artillery
Albert Sidney Johnston Inspector General, Ohio Vols.
Braxton Bragg3d artillery
Dixon Miles7th infantry
Don Carlos Buell3d infantry
Fitz-John Porter4th artillery
George Gordon MeadeCorps of Engineers
George Thomas3d artillery
James Duncan2d artillery
James Longstreet8th infantry
Jefferson Davis1st Mississippi
Joe Hooker1st Artillery
John PembertonAide to Gen Worth
John Reynolds3d artillery
Joseph MansfieldCorps of Engineers
Napolean Jackson
Tecumseh Dana
7th infantry
Samuel French3d artillery
Theophilus Holmes
Ulysses S Grant4th infantry

Read "A Perfect Gibraltar, the battle for Monterrey, Mexico" to learn more about their roles at the battle.