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

The Purísima Cemetery

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

 

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The Purísima Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. The Purísima Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Cementerio de la Purísima
La antigua capilla de la Purísima contaba con un cementerio, cuyos muros sirvieron de resguardo para la defensa de la ciudad durante la Batalla. Sin embargo la retirada de las fuerzas mexicanas del Obispado forzó al abandono de esa posición, que fue ocupada el 23 de septiembre por la División del General Worth. Desde aquí un mortero bombardeó la ciudad durante la noche y la madrugada del día siguiente.

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
The Purísima Cemetery
The ancient Purísima Chapel had a cemetery whose walls served as a shelter for the defense of the city during the Battle of Monterrey. However, the withdrawal of Mexican forces from the Bishop’s Palace forced the abandonment of that position, which was occupied on September 23 by General Worth’s Division. From here a mortar bombed the city during the night and the early morning of the next day.

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo
The Purísima Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. The Purísima Cemetery Marker
To the left is a monument to the teacher Serafín Peña.
León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido – Gobierno para Todos. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 25° 40.181′ N, 100° 19.623′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Monterrey. Memorial is at the intersection of Miguel Hidalgo and Calle Porfirio Díaz Sur, on the left when traveling east on Miguel Hidalgo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey, Nuevo León 64000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 674 Miguel Hidalgo (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Purísima Statue (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); College of the Company of Jesus (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Monterrey Surrender Site (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); The Bishop's Palace (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Benito Juárez (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Combat at the Bishop's Palace (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Monterrey (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesWar, Mexican-American
 
The Purísima Cemetery Marker, attached to the side of the current Church of the Purísima image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. The Purísima Cemetery Marker, attached to the side of the current Church of the Purísima
A portion of the marker can be seen above the white truck in this view. The church seen here is not the original mentioned in the marker text.
A monument to teacher Serafín Peña near the Purísima Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. A monument to teacher Serafín Peña near the Purísima Cemetery Marker
Profr. Serafin Peña
Benemerito de la Educacion en Nuevo Leon
1844-1926

Benemerito maestro “Serafin Peña”
Los que el fruto recogen de tu gloria alcanzada te dedican este recuerdo
15-5-37.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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