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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

 
 
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
1. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Marker
Inscription. A burial ground before 1847, this graveyard became an Army post cemetery in the 1860s. It is the final resting place for most who fell at San Pasqual in 1846, and for the USS Bennington victims of 1905. It became Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in 1934 and was placed under the Veterans Administration National Cemetery System in 1973. Over 50,000 who served the U.S. honorably in war and peace lie here.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 55

First registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Squibob Chapter, E. Clampus Vitus.
May 28, 1990

 
Erected 1990 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Squibob Chapter E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 32° 41.328′ N, 117° 14.71′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Memorial Drive (State Highway 209), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 23, 2011
2. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual (about 400 feet away); USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Chapel, Building 213 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moreton Bay Fig (approx. half a mile away); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker, located in Escondido, California is at the site of the Battle of San Pasqual.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rosecrans National Cemetery. The Department of Veterans Affairs website highlights the historical burials at the cemetery, monuments and memorials, and notable persons interred at this site. (Submitted on November 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Buried with Honor: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. (Submitted on November 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Boiler Explosion on USS Bennington, 21 July 1905. The Department of the Navy-Naval Historical Center
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual Marker is at the left. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker is just to the right. And, the USS Bennington Memorial is at the far right.
website details the event and displays several photos. (Submitted on November 20, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-American
 
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
4. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
5. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
6. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
USS Bennington Memorial image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
7. USS Bennington Memorial

To the
Bennington's
Dead
July 21, 1905
The USS Bennington Memorial image. Click for full size.
By R.P. Williamson, July 27, 2009
8. The USS Bennington Memorial
In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
9. In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   9. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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