Monterey Incident


One of the more embarrasing incidents in American military history occurred on October 8-9, 1842.  Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, commander of the Pacific Squadron, acting upon rumors that the United States and Mexico were going to war, and that Mexico would cede California to Great Britain, seized the town of Monterey, California, on October 8, landing 50 Marines and 100 sailors.  No blood was shed in the takeover. (more…)

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