Park to release soldier database for historic war

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Palo Alto National Historic Battlefield is one week away from debuting the U.S.-Mexican War soldier database.

On Jan. 27 over 80,000 names will be released detailing every soldier that participated in the Mexican-American war. It’s part of a project started in 2007 and includes the names of verified members of the U.S. Army, volunteers and Mexican soldiers active in the mid 1800’s. The list can help residents track ancestors and find out specific details about them during the historic war.

Karen Weaver, supervisory park ranger, “It depends on what the state gave us. For some of the states they had eye color and occupation and hair color. So it’s very, very detailed. Other states we were lucky to get their names.”

The Brownsville battlefield will be hosting an unveiling event on Jan. 27 at 3:00 p.m. They will also livestream the official release of the list on Facebook.

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