\t͡ʃˈapəltˌɛpɛk], \tʃˈapəltˌɛpɛk], \tʃ_ˈa_p_ə_l_t_ˌɛ_p_ɛ_k]\
Definitions of CHAPULTEPEC, MEXICO
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A famous battle of the Mexican War, September 12-14, 1847, Scott commanding the Americans, Santa Anna the Mexicans. Pillow and Quitman were ordered to attack the castle, supported by Worth, Twiggs checking reinforcements from the city. An entrance into the castle groves and the castle itself was quickly effected and the fighting raged along the streets of the city. The castle flag was shot away and General Bravo, four other generals, 100 officers and 800 men surrendered. Worth had meanwhile established his headquarters within the city gates. September 14, Worth captured the citadel and hoisted over the palace the Stars and Stripes. Santa Anna sent to Scott demanding guarantees of life and property. Scott refused to be bound by terms other than those imposed by honor and usage. Scott was obliged to sweep the streets with canister and grape because of attacks from the houses. Numbers engaged : Americans, 7200; Mexicans, 25,000.
By John Franklin Jameson
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