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Palo Alto

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Mexican War


Definition: First major battle of the Mexican-American War. It took place on May 8, 1846, near Brownsville, Texas, and resulted in a standoff.

Related Resources:
The Mexican War
See drawings of him, read facts and figures about his victories, etc.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

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The Battle of Palo Alto
Get the facts and figures on this historic battle.

Writings of a Mexican War Soldier at Palo Alto
A first-hand account of the battle and the war.

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