Resaca de la Palma


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Resaca de la Palma

(rāsä`kä thā lä päl`mä), valley, an abandoned bed of the Rio Grande, N of Brownsville, Tex., where the second battle of the Mexican War was fought, May 9, 1846. Mexican troops under Gen. Mariano Arista, retreating south after the battle of Palo AltoPalo Alto,
locality not far from Brownsville, Tex., where the first battle of the Mexican War was fought on May 8, 1846. American troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor defeated a Mexican force led by Gen. Mariano Arista, who retreated to Resaca de la Palma.
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, were defeated by American forces led by Gen. Zachary Taylor.
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We can examine the ways such mythmaking occurred by tracing the path of print production shortly after a specific event during the Mexican War, the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, on May 9, 1846.
A veteran of the War of 1812, Black Hawk War (1832) and Second Seminole War (1837-40), Taylor became a national hero after his victories at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterrey and Buena Vista in Mexico.
Tambien se elaboro un dictamen para la realizacion del Monumento al Soldado Desconocido, al cumplirse este ano el 150 aniversario de la guerra con Estados Unidos, ademas de que se realizo el descubrimiento de restos de unos 30 soldados mexicanos en Resaca de Guerrero, tambien conocido como Resaca de la Palma, en Texas.
Principal battles: Fort Erie (1814); Fort Drane (1836); Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterrey (1846); Puebla (1847).
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas), Monterrey (Mexico) (1846); Chapultepec (1847); New Orleans, Corinth (Mississippi) (1862).
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas), Monterrey (Mexico) (1846); Seven Days' (near Richmond), Bull Run II (Manassas, Virginia), Antietam, Fredericksburg (1862); Chancellorsville (near Fredericksburg), Gettysburg (1863); the Wilderness (south of the Rapidan), Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (near Richmond), Petersburg (Virginia) (1864); Appomattox campaign (1865).
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas) (1846); South Mountain (Maryland), Antietam, Fredericksburg (1862); Chancellorsville (near Fredericksburg), Brandy Station (near Culpeper), Gettysburg (1863); Westport (now part of Kansas City, Missouri) (1864).
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas) (1846); McDowell (Virginia), Front Royal, Winchester (Virginia), Seven Days' battles (near Richmond) (1862); Sabine Cross Roads (Mansfield, Louisiana), Pleasant Hill (Louisiana) (1864).
Principal battles: Resaca de la Palma (near Brownsville), Monterrey (Mexico) (1846); Buena Vista (near Saltillo) (1847); Mill Springs (near Monticello, Kentucky), Shiloh, Perryville (Kentucky) (1862); Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga (1863); Peachtree Creek (northeast of Atlanta), Nashville (1864).
Principal battles: Chippewa, Lundy's Lane (both in Ontario near Niagara Falls) (1814); Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas), Monterrey (Mexico) (1846); Veracruz, Cerro Gordo (between Veracruz and Xalapa), Contreras, Churubusco, Molino del Rey (all three near Mexico City), Mexico City (1847).
Principal battles: Fort Harrison (Terre Haute) (1812); Credit Island (near Davenport, Iowa) (1814); the Bad Axe River (near Victory, Wisconsin) (1832); Lake Okeechobee (1837); Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas), Monterrey (Mexico) (1846); Buena Vista (near Saltillo, Mexico) (1847).
Principal battles: Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma (both near Brownsville, Texas) (1846); Cerro Gordo (between Veracruz and Xalapa), Chapultepec (1847); First Bull Run (Manassas, Virginia) (1861).