Resaca de la Palma Battlefield

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Resaca de la Palma Battlefield
Resaca de la Palma Battlefield is located in Texas
Resaca de la Palma Battlefield
Resaca de la Palma Battlefield is located in the US
Resaca de la Palma Battlefield
Location Brownsville, Texas
Coordinates 25°56′15″N 97°29′10″W / 25.93750°N 97.48611°W / 25.93750; -97.48611Coordinates: 25°56′15″N 97°29′10″W / 25.93750°N 97.48611°W / 25.93750; -97.48611
Built 1846
NRHP Reference # 66000813
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 19, 1960[2]

The Resaca de la Palma Battlefield is the site in Brownsville, Texas, where American forces under General Zachary Taylor engaged Mexican forces under General Mariano Arista on May 9, 1846 in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma. In the early stages of the Mexican-American War, and immediately following the Battle of Palo Alto, Arista's forces were in retreat. Taylor's forces engaged Arista at this location, resulting a defeat for the Mexican forces.

The National Park Service worked on proposals to preserve the remaining portions of the site and include it as part of Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. House resolutions were presented by Solomon Ortiz in 2008 and again in 2009 to make this law. The resolution was added to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which passed March 19, 2009.[3] The NPS acquired the 34.4-acre (13.9 ha) site from the Brownsville Community Foundation in early August 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Resaca De La Palma Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:5:./temp/~c111ptEugu:e17280: HR 146, Section 7113
  4. ^ Pat Lavine & Mark Spier. "Changing of the Guard at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-28. 

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