In the winter of 1845, hundreds of tents sprang up along these flats on the Corpus Christi Bay as thousands of U.S. soldiers arrived in the region in response to a territory dispute with Mexico.
As the U.S. and Mexico debated the ownership and boundaries of Texas, General Zachary Taylor and an Army of Observation settled in Corpus Christi as a show of force.
The troops remained here until March 1846, when they moved southward to claim the Rio Grande as the southern boundary of Texas.
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