A few months prior, Colonel Alexander Doniphan received orders from General Stephen Watts Kearney to leave Santa Fe and take his regiment to conquer El Paso and Chihuahua City. Colonel Doniphan and Volunteers Won Battle of Brazito Article first published in Vol. A post office called Brazito was established …

By John Zukauskas Anyone who has lived in El Paso for a while is likely to be familiar with Doniphan Drive in the Upper Valley. Trail Dust: Battle at Brazito coincided with Christmas 1846 ... and the surviving New Mexicans fled southward to begin a dozen years of exile at El Paso. 18, 1999. History. The Battle of El Brazito took place on December 25, 1846, early in the Mexican-American war. In October 1846, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan of the First Regiment Mounted Missouri Volunteers was ordered by US Army General Stephen W. Kearney to rendezvous with US Army General John E. Wool inside Mexico at the city of Chihuahua. The Battle of el Brazito took place early during the Mexican War on December 25, 1846. U.S. troops under the Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan defeated a Mexican army commanded by General Antonio Ponce de Leoón. However, not everyone is as familiar with Colonel Alexander William Doniphan for whom the street is named. Definitions of Battle of El Brazito, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of Battle of El Brazito, analogical dictionary of Battle of El Brazito (English)

Two days later, Doniphan entered El Paso without opposition. ... occurred the battle of Brazito. BRAZITO BATTLEFIELD One of the few battles of the Mexican War to be fought in New Mexico occured near here on Christmas Day, 1846. Brazito was laid out in 1850, and named in commemoration of the Battle of El Brazito in the Mexican–American War.