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

Retreat Position of the Mexican Army

Batalla de Monterrey - 21 de septiembre de 1846

 

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Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker
Inscription.  

Posición Hasta Donde Retrocedió el Ejército Mexicano
Tras dos días de batalla, en la madrugada del 23 de septiembre el ejército mexicano evacuó el Fortín del Diablo (hoy calle Gral. Jesús Ortega, cerca de Platón Sánchez). Por la mañana los norteamericanos comenzaron a avanzar hacia la plaza principal desarrollándose un conflicto urbano en el que cada casa fue fieramente disputada. Para el atardecer los combates aún se desarrollaban en las calles de Morelos y Santa Rita (hoy Dr. Coss).

Inicio del recorrido: Calles Washington y Héroes del 47

English translation:
Retreat Position of the Mexican Army
After two days of battle, at dawn on September 23 the Mexican army evacuated the Fortín del Diablo (The Devil’s Redoubt, today General Jesús Ortega Street, near Platón Sánchez ). In the morning, the Americans began to move towards the main square. An urban conflict developed in which each house was fiercely contested. By sunset, fighting still took place in the streets of Morelos and Santa Rita (today Dr. Coss).

Start of the tour: Washington and Héroes de 47 Streets
Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker
A second view of the marker is provided here due to the glare causing difficulty in reading its text from only one view.

 
Erected by CONARTE, Congreso del Estado de Nuevo León LXXII Legislatura, Nuevo León Unido – Gobierno para Todos. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 25° 39.998′ N, 100° 18.526′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Monterrey. Marker is on Morelos just east of Dr. Coss, on the right when traveling east. 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 walking distance of this marker. Juan José Hinojosa (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Eagles (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Monterrey Casino (about 120 meters away); Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage (about 150 meters away); Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit (about 150 meters away); Commerce Beacon (about 150 meters away); Epigmenio R. Melo (about 180 meters away); MARCO Museum (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
A example of the house-to-house fighting at the Battle of Monterrey image. Click for full size.
1847
3. A example of the house-to-house fighting at the Battle of Monterrey
Taken from Henry Montgomery's "The Life of Major General Zachary Taylor", New York: J. C. Derby, 1847.
Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. Retreat Position of the Mexican Army Marker
The marker is mounted to the facade of an earlier building.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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