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Monterrey in Municipality of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast
 

Combat at the Bishop's Palace

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

 

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Combat at the Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Combat at the Bishop's Palace Marker
Inscription.  

Combate en el Obispado
Al amanecer del 22 de septiembre, en el segundo día de combates en la ciudad, los norteamericanos tomaron la cumbre de este cerro. Las tropas del 4º Ligero y 3º de Línea a cargo del Coronel Francisco Berra, aquí posicionadas, se vieron bajo un constante fuego de fusilería y artillería por la parte trasera del edificio. A pesar de sus esfuerzos para recuperar la cúspide, la posición fue perdida.

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
Combat at the Bishop’s Palace
At dawn on September 22, on the second day of fighting in the city, the Americans took the summit of this hill. The troops of the 4º Ligero and 3º de Línea led by Colonel Francisco Berra positioned here were under a constant barrage of rifle and artillery fire from the rear of the building. Despite his efforts to recover the hilltop, the position was lost.

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido
Combat at the Bishop's Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Combat at the Bishop's Palace Marker
The marker is attached to a small office building behind the Bishop's Palace.
– Gobierno para Todos. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 25° 40.429′ N, 100° 20.577′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Monterrey. Memorial is on Fray Rafael J. Verger just north of Mozart, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey, Nuevo León 64060, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Monterrey (a few steps from this marker); Benito Juárez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bishop's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Purísima Statue (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Purísima Cemetery (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); 674 Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); College of the Company of Jesus (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); Monterrey Surrender Site (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesWar, Mexican-American
 
A wide view of the general area behind the Bishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. A wide view of the general area behind the Bishop's Palace
Note the featured marker to the right and the additional marker and statue of Juaréz to the left.
The Bishop's Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. The Bishop's Palace
Monterey, from Independence Hill in the rear of Bishop's Palace, as it appeared on the 23d September image. Click for full size.
By Daniel P. Whiting, 1847
5. Monterey, from Independence Hill in the rear of Bishop's Palace, as it appeared on the 23d September
This image from an exhibit inside the Bishop's Palace Museum is from Whiting's series of lithographs. Note that the dome was incomplete during the war and Monterrey and "La Silla" mountain can be seen in the distance.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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