Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast (North America)
The Purísima Cemetery
Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846
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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.
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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.
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Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • War, Mexican-American. A significant day of the year for for this entry is September 23.
Location. 25° 40.181′ N, 100° 19.623′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León. 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 NLE 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.
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