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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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First Clash of the U.S.-Mexican War

On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War.

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Battle of Palo Alto

Captured at Resaca de la Palma, Rómulo Díaz de la Vega journeyed to New Orleans to serve his term as prisoner of war. Housed at one of the finest hotels in the Crescent City, the Mexican General became a favorite guest at society parties during the summer of 1846.