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Near Picacho in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
 
Inscription.
Lieut. James Barrett – Co. A.
Private George Johnson – Co. A.
Private William S. Leonard - Co. D
1st California Cavalry Volunteers
killed April 15, 1862 at Picacho Pass.
in only battle of the Civil War
fought in Arizona Territory
 
Erected 1928 by Arizona Pioneers Historical Society and Southern Pacific Railroad Co.
 
Location. 32° 38.744′ N, 111° 24.033′ W. Marker is near Picacho, Arizona, in Pinal County. Click for map. Marker is just south of the Picacho Peak State Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Picacho AZ 85141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle at Picacho (within shouting distance of this marker); Mormon Battalion Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail / Camp 21: El Aquituni (approx. 1.7 miles away); Red Rock Post Office (approx. 6 miles away); Stage Station and Homestead (approx. 12.5 miles away); In Memory of Tom Mix (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
 

 
Additional comments.
1. Park closes in summer
Picacho Peak State Park closes during the summer months (typically from around mid-May to mid-September); it is open the rest of the year.
    — Submitted April 11, 2014, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Harold Colson, April 5, 2014
3. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
 
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
4. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
View is of left side of monument looking south towards Picacho Peak.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then. Last updated on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on April 11, 2014, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.   4. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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