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

Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

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Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage Marker
Inscription.  

Cuarteles de Ampudia y Polvorín
En un principio el General Pedro Ampudia, jefe del ejército mexicano, estableció su cuartel general en la Catedral, para luego trasladarlo a una casa frente a la plaza principal, hogar de la señora Josefa Zozaya. Fue ahí en donde de acuerdo al historiador Guillermo Prieto, el 23 de septiembre, Josefa Zozaya "alentó y municionó a los soldados que peleaban en la azotea."

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
Ampudia’s Headquarters and Powder Storage
In the beginning General Pedro Ampudia, head of the Mexican army, established his headquarters in the Cathedral, and then transferred it to a house in front of the main square, home of Mrs. Josefa Zozaya. It was there that, according to historian Guillermo Prieto, on September 23, Josefa Zozaya "encouraged and munitioned the soldiers fighting on the rooftop."

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido –
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, Mexican-AmericanWomen. A significant day of the year for for this entry is September 23.
 
Location. 25° 39.955′ N, 100° 18.595′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Marker is at the intersection of Juan Zuazua and José Mariano Abasolo, on the right when traveling north on Juan Zuazua. José Mariano Abasolo 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. The Monterrey Casino (here, next to this marker); Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Beacon (within shouting distance of this marker); MARCO Museum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (about 150 meters away); Juan José Hinojosa (about 180 meters away); House of the Eagles (about 210 meters away); Monterrey Surrender Site (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage Marker
The marker can be seen towards the left of the cathedral, mounted to a white concrete base.
General Ampudia image. Click for full size.
3. General Ampudia
This image was taken from "Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre México y los Estados Unidos," by Alcaraz, Ramón, et. al., 1848, Mexico City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on May 2, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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