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Escondido in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

An Incident of the Mexican War

 
 
An Incident of the Mexican War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
1. An Incident of the Mexican War Marker
Inscription. The Army sent from Santa Fe to occupy California was met and defeated by the Mexicans at San Pasquale. The American forces were driven upon a butte in the desert, on which there was no water and there surrounded by the Mexican forces Edward F. Beale and Kit Carson, both famous explorers of the West volunteered to get through the Mexican lines and get reinforcements from Stockton’s fleet at San Diego. They succeeded in crawling past three cordons of Mexican sentries in the night, and by hiding in ravines in the day and traveling by night they reached Stockton’s fleet after enduring great hardships.
 
Location. 33° 5.361′ N, 116° 58.989′ W. Marker is in Escondido, California, in San Diego County. Click for map. Marker is located on the path between the parking area and Visitor Center at the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido CA 92025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Pasqual (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Pasqual Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); Mule Hill (approx. 5.5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx.
An Incident of the Mexican War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
2. An Incident of the Mexican War Monument
7.4 miles away); Ramona Town Hall (approx. 7.6 miles away); Theophile Verlaque House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Verlaque House (1886) (approx. 7.6 miles away); Daley Ranch (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Escondido.
 
Regarding An Incident of the Mexican War. This site has been designated as California Registered State Historic Landmark No.533:

While marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons under the command of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny was met on this site by native California lancers under the command of General Andrés Pico. In this battle, fought on December 6, 1846, severe losses were incurred by the American forces. The native Californians withdrew after Kearny had rallied his men on the field. Gallant action on the part of both forces characterized the Battle of San Pasqual, one of the significant actions during the Mexican War of 1846-1848.
 
Also see . . .
1. The California State Military Museum: The Battle of San Pasqual. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Inscription at Top of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
3. Inscription at Top of Monument
Beale and Carson Hailing Stockton's Flagship

2. Find-A-Grave: San Pasqual Battlefield Monument. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. LandmarksMilitaryWar, Mexican-American
 
Close-Up of Sculpture on Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
4. Close-Up of Sculpture on Monument
Beale and Carson
San Pasqual Valley - Scene of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
5. San Pasqual Valley - Scene of the Battle
Entrance to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 25, 2006
6. Entrance to San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
 
 
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