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A Thunder of Cannon: Archeology of the Mexican-American War Battlefield of Palo Alto (1994)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Charles Haecker. Michael Farmer. Eric A. Ratliff. Norman L. Richard. Alfred T. Richardson. Kevin Young.

Palo Alto battlefield is the site of the first major engagement between the forces of Mexico and United States during the Mexican-American War. The May 8, 1 846 battle was the first between the United States and a foreign power since the War of 1812. ln addition, it was the first major test of graduates of the United States Military Academy against a foreign army. Of all Mexican-American War battlefields on United States soil (Texas, California, and Mexico), Palo Alto is the only one that has...