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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

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Texas

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Hike and Bike Trail 
Brownsville, TX 78526, USA 

Website: www.nps.gov/paal

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park protects the sites of the first and second battles of the U.S. War with Mexico: Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. The park focuses on the battles and the war, but also provides information about how the War with Mexico helped provoke the American Civil War. Soldiers who fought at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma included a large number of future Civil War leaders, including U.S. Grant, James Longstreet, George Meade, John Pemberton and numerous others.