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Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast (North America)
 

Monterrey Surrender Site

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

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Monterrey Surrender Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Monterrey Surrender Site Marker
Inscription.  

Lugar de la Capitulación de Monterrey
El 23 de septiembre, después de luchar calle por calle contra las fuerzas norteamericanas que avanzaban por el poniente, los defensores de la ciudad se replegaron hasta la ésquina de lo que hoy es Escobedo y Morelos. Al día siguiente los generales Ampudia y Taylor se entrevistaron en un punto cercano a este lugar para llegar a un acuerdo y concluir la Batalla.

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
Monterrey Surrender Site
On September 23, after fighting street by street against the US forces advancing from the west, the defenders of the city retreated to what is now the corner of Escobedo and Morelos Streets. The next day generals Ampudia and Taylor met at a point near this place to reach an agreement and conclude the Battle.

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido - Gobierno para Todos. (Marker Number 10.)
 
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is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. A significant day of the year for for this entry is September 23.
 
Location. 25° 40.042′ N, 100° 18.719′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Memorial is at the intersection of Mariano Escobedo and José María Morelos, on the left when traveling north on Mariano Escobedo. The area around the marker is pedestrian-only. 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 walking distance of this marker. College of the Company of Jesus (here, next to this marker); Commerce Beacon (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Monterrey Casino (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); MARCO Museum (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Juan José Hinojosa (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Monterrey Surrender Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Monterrey Surrender Site Marker
In this view looking south on Escobedo, the marker is roughly at center. Towards the right are two markers related to Benito Juárez's stay in Monterrey in 1864.
Monterrey Surrender Site Marker, in the distance to the right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. Monterrey Surrender Site Marker, in the distance to the right
General Ampudia treating for the capitulation of Monterrey with General Taylor 24th Sept. 1846 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sarony & Major, 1846
4. General Ampudia treating for the capitulation of Monterrey with General Taylor 24th Sept. 1846
General Ampudia pactando la capitulación de Monterrey con el General Taylor el 24 de Septiembre de 1846

This lithograph is somewhat biased, implying that Taylor was forcefully taking the Mexican surrender. In reality, the battle had resulted in heavy US losses and the Mexicans continuing to field the larger army. The surrender terms were generous to the Mexicans, allowing them to keep weapons and ride out towards Saltillo in order. The Americans allowed a two-month truce, mostly to restore arms and supplies and await further orders.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 204 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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