Walk of Generals

Port Isabel’s history is forever linked to the fate of two countries, the United States and Mexico. The importance of Port Isabel’s role is reflected in the great military minds that were sent to this area during the U.S. Mexican War. Take the “WALK OF GENERALS” for a trip back to the past. All General Medallions are located within the Lighthouse District. See map below:

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gen_jackson1. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson
.  (1824 – 1863). Major – U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. CSA. Port Isabel: 1846 – 47. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Manatou St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


gen_lee2. Robert E. Lee. (1807-1870). Colonel, U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. CSA Commanding. Port Isabel: 1847. Medallion location: Northwest corner of Manatou St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


gen_scott3. Winfield Scott. (1786-1866). Maj. Gen. US./Mexican War, Lt. Gen. Union Army U.S.A. Port Isabel: 1847. Medallion location: Northeast corner of Manatou St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


gen_king4. Richard King. (1825 – 1885). Sutler store in Point Isabel in 1846, Captain of steamboats serving Zachary Taylor Army, Founder of the King Ranch. Port Iabel: 1846- 48. Medallion location: Southeast corner of Manatou St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


gen_rgrr5. Rio Grande Railroad Company was established in 1873 to transport cargo from ships anchored in Point Isabel and tourists to Brownsville. RGRR operated under various names until it closed in the 1940s. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Railroad Ave. and Tarnava St.


gen_grant6. Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) Lt. U.S./ Mexican War, Lt. Gen., In Command, Union Army U.S.A., 18th President, U.S.A. Port Isabel: 1846 – 47. Medallion location: Northwest corner of Railroad Ave. and Tarnava St.


gen_davis7. Jefferson Davis. (1807-1879) Colonel U.S./Mexican War, Secretary of War 1852 – 1856, President, CSA. Port Isabel: 1846 – 47. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100. and Tarnava St.


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8. General Zachary Taylor. 12th President of the U.S.A. Port Isabel: 1846 – 47. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100. and Tarnava St.


gen_vega9. Romulo Diaz de la Vega. (1804 – 1877). General, Republic of Mexico, Highest Ranking Officer taken prisoner at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma. Port Isabel: 1846. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100. and Tarnava St.


gen_garcia10. Don Rafael Garcia. Rancher and original grantee of El Fronton De Santa Isabel 1829. Commander of the local Mexican Militia. Died in 1879 in Port Isabel. Medallion location: Northwest corner of Tarnava St. and Maxan St.


gen_sheridan11. Philip Henry Sheridan. Medallion location: Northeast corner of Tarnava St. and Maxan St.


gen_wool12. John E. Wool. U.S. Mexican War (1784-1869). General U.S./Mexican War. Replaced Zachary Taylor as commander of the U.S. Army in borthern Mexico. Port Isabel: 1847.  Medallion location: Southeast corner of Tarnava St. and Maxan St.


gen_meade13. George Gordon Meade. (1815-1872). Lt. U.S./Mexican War, Assist. Surveyor of Ft. Polk. Port Isabel: 1846-47.  Medallion location: Northeast corner of Tarnava St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


gen_mcclelland14. George B. McClellan. (1826 – 1885). Lt. U.S./Mexican War. Maj. Gen, Union Army U.S.A. Port Isabel: 1846-47. Medallion location: Southeast corner of Tarnava St. and Queen Isabella Blvd. / Highway 100.


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15. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. (1818-1893). Lt. U.S. Mexican War, Maj. Gen. CSA. Port Isabel: 1897. Medallion location: Northeast corner of Railroad Ave. and Tarnava St.


gen_bragg16. Braxton Bragg. (1817-1876). Lt. U.S./Mexican War, Maj. Gen. CSA. Port Isabel: 1847. Medallion location: Southeast corner of Railroad Ave. and Tarnava St.


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17. Samuel Ringgold. (1797-1846). Major General, led a small American force to victory at Palo Alto. Wounded and died. Buried at Fort Polk. Body later moved to Ohio. Port Isabel: 1846.  Medallion location: Southwest corner of Garcia St. and Queen Isabella Blvd.


gen_ford18. John S. “Rip” Ford. (1815-1897). Lt. U.S./Mexican War, Texas Ranger, Colonel CSA. Commander of Confederate Forces at Palmito Hill Battle. Port Isabel: 1846 – 60s at various times. Medallion location: Northwest corner of Garcia St. and Queen Isabella Blvd.


gen_polk19. Fort Polk (1846-1850). Established by General Zachary Taylor 3/24/1846 and named for Pres. James K. Polk. Site of the 1st south Texas military hospital. Medallion location: Southwest corner of Garcia St. and Maxan St.


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20. William Jenkins Worth. (1794-1849 ). Maj. Gen. U.S./ Mexican War, Namesake of Fort Worth. Port Isabel: 1846 – 47. Medallion location: Northwest corner of Garcia St. and Maxan St. 


gen_doubleday21. Abner Doubleday. (1819-1897). Lt. U.S./ Mexican War, Captain at Fort Sumter, Gen. U.S.A. Port Isabel: 1846. Medallion location: Doubleday Sports Bar. Channel District. Highway 100.