Mexican War Links
Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot (Wikimedia Commons)
General Views of the U.S.-Mexican War
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park strives to promote an understanding and awareness of the U.S.-Mexican War, its causes, and consequences. In keeping with its mission, the park encourages discussion of all aspects and perspectives of this important event.
The following list of other war-related sites is intended to provide a range of perspectives and opinions. It does not imply that Palo Alto Battlefield and the National Park Service endorses the material presented.
Aztec Club of 1847 - The Aztec Club was originally a society formed by U.S. military officers who participated in the occupation of Mexico City in 1847. This web page is sponsored by a society of descendents of these original members.
The History Guy: The Mexican-American War - General Overview of the war.
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848 - Companion Site to the PBS documentary of the same name.
The U.S.-Mexican War and the Peoples of the Year 2000 - A look at the war with a focus on the indigenous populations of North America.
Other historic sites with ties to the U.S.-Mexican War
Palo Alto Battlefield is the only unit of the National Park Service with a primary focus on the U.S.-Mexican War. There are, however, many sites in the United States and Mexico that preserve sites related to the war or present related topics and subjects.
Did You Know?
Joseph K. Barnes, a surgeon with the U.S. army on the Rio Grande in 1846 later became Surgeon General of the United States. He tended to Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield on the occasions when those Presidents were mortally wounded by assassins.