Stephen Watts Kearny, the Capture of Santa Fe and the Taos Revolt

On August 18, 1846, United States Army General Stephen W. Kearny and his troops took possession of Santa Fe — the capital of the Mexican Province of Nuevo México — graciously if sadly welcomed by acting governor Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid. This Capture of Santa Fe is also known as the Battle of Santa Fe or the Battle of Cañoncito, despite no shots having been … Continue reading Stephen Watts Kearny, the Capture of Santa Fe and the Taos Revolt