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Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Heroic Cadets

 
 
The Heroic Cadets Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 17, 2019
1. The Heroic Cadets Marker
Inscription.  

Los Cadetes Heroicos
Una de las más amargas experiencias de la joven nación mexicana fue, sin duda, la guerra con Estados Unidos entre los años 1846-1848, cuando el país vio ocupada su capital por el ejecito norteamericano y perdió más de la mitad de su territorio. Después de muchas batallas en el norte y centro del país, ocho mil soldados estadounidenses se apostaron frente al Colegio Militar de Chapultepec, defendido heroicamente por los estudantes del Colegio y por el Batallón de San Blas. La sangrienta toma del castillo en este lugar el 13 de septiembre de 1847 significó la victoria del invasor, cuya bandera ondeó al día siguiente sobre la capital.

English translation:
The Heroic Cadets
One of the most bitter experiences of the young Mexican nation was, without a doubt, the war with the United States between 1846-1848, when the country saw its capital occupied by the American army and Mexico lost more than half of its territory. After many battles in the north and center of the country, eight thousand American soldiers stormed the Chapultepec Military College, heroically
The Heroic Cadets Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 17, 2019
2. The Heroic Cadets Marker
The marker is roughly right of center in this view of the eastern terrace area of the National History Museum. The Vicente Suárez marker is to the left.
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defended by the students of the College and the San Blas Battalion. The bloody capture of the castle here on September 13, 1847 meant victory for the invader, whose flag flew the next day over the capital.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1847.
 
Location. 19° 25.231′ N, 99° 10.861′ W. Marker is in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México. Memorial can be reached from Heroico Colegio Militar. The marker is along the eastern terrace of the first level at the National History Museum of Mexico (Castillo de Chapultepec). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vicente Suárez, Child Hero of Mexico (here, next to this marker); Sounds in the Distance (a few steps from this marker); The Castle Garden (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Springs and Aqueducts (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección.
 
A display dedicated to the Heroic Cadets at the National History Museum at Chapultepec image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 17, 2019
3. A display dedicated to the Heroic Cadets at the National History Museum at Chapultepec
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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