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Anthony in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Brazito Battlefield

 
 
Brazito Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. Brazito Battlefield Marker
Inscription. One of the few battles of the Mexican War to be fought in New Mexico occured near here on Christmas Day, 1846. U.S. troops under Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan defeated a Mexican army commanded by General Antonio Ponce de León. Two days later, Doniphan entered El Paso without opposition.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 0.386′ N, 106° 34.904′ W. Marker is in Anthony, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 when traveling north. Click for map. Rest area/Visitor Center off northbound I-10. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony NM 88021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oñate’s Route (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition (here, next to this marker); El Paso (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Texas (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Paraje de los Brazitos (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 10.1 miles away in Texas); Mexican War Refugee Camp (approx. 15.6 miles away in Texas); Historical Building 241 - The Guardhouse, 1893 (approx. 15.9 miles away in Texas). Click for a list of all markers in Anthony.
 
More about this marker.
Side 2 Of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. Side 2 Of Marker
One of three in front of the Visitor Center.
 
Also see . . .  Brazito Battlefield. Some history behind this marker, from the book Traveling New Mexico: A Guide to the Historical and State Park Markers published in 2003 by Sunstone Press. (Submitted on March 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, Mexican-American
 
Three markers in front of Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. Three markers in front of Visitor Center
Three markers as viewed from the other side. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
4. Three markers as viewed from the other side.
Left to right they are: Espejo's Expedition, El Camino Real and Brazito Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,239 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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