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Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Battle of Palo Alto

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
1. The Battle of Palo Alto Marker
Inscription.

The Battle of
Palo Alto

was fought here
May 8, 1846
and was won by the
Army of the United States

 
Erected 1938 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 5289.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 26° 0.873′ N, 97° 28.861′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 511 and Arroyo Blvd/Paredes Line Rd (County Route 1847), on the right when traveling west on Road 511. Touch for map. Marker is approx. two miles east of U.S. Hwy 83/77 in a pull off at the southwest corner of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville TX 78526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palo Alto Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 7.5 miles away); Battle of Palmito Ranch (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service: Palo Alto Battlefield NHS
The Battle of Palo Alto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 10, 2010
2. The Battle of Palo Alto Marker
. (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Battle of Palo Alto. The Battle of Palo Alto was the first major battle of the Mexican-American War and was fought on May 8, 1846, on disputed ground five miles (8 km) from the modern-day city of Brownsville, Texas. A force of some 3,400 Mexican troops (a portion of the Army of The North) led by General Mariano Arista engaged a force of 2,400 United States troops — the so called "US Army of Observation." ... (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable EventsWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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