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.
|Abner Doubleday||1st Artillery|
|Albert Sidney Johnston||Inspector General, Ohio Vols.|
|Braxton Bragg||3d artillery|
|Dixon Miles||7th infantry|
|Don Carlos Buell||3d infantry|
|Fitz-John Porter||4th artillery|
|George Gordon Meade||Corps of Engineers|
|George Thomas||3d artillery|
|James Duncan||2d artillery||James Longstreet||8th infantry|
|Jefferson Davis||1st Mississippi|
|Joe Hooker||1st Artillery|
|John Pemberton||Aide to Gen Worth|
|John Reynolds||3d artillery|
|Joseph Mansfield||Corps of Engineers|
|Napolean Jackson |
|Samuel French||3d artillery|
|Ulysses S Grant||4th infantry|
Read "A Perfect Gibraltar, the battle for Monterrey, Mexico" to learn more about their roles at the battle.