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The American Cemetery in Mexico City

 
 
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
1. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
Inscription.
To the Honored Memory
of 750 Americans
Known but to God
Whose Bones Collected by
Their Country’s Order
Are here Buried

 
Location. 19° 26.489′ N, 99° 9.989′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. Virginia Fábregas 31, San Rafael, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, 06470.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Carlos Canseco González (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); José Eduardo de Cárdenas (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Hermenegildo Galeana (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Ramón Carmona (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Esteban Coronado (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); León Guzmán (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding The American Cemetery in Mexico City. Heavy fighting occurred near here on September 14, 1847 at the San Cosme gate that leads into the center of Mexico City. The remains of American soldiers were collected some three years after the war and many buried here. This monument was placed in 1851, at the same time as the cemetery was constructed.
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
2. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
The cemetery entrance, note "U.S. National Cemetery" over the top of the gate.
An additional 873 later burials of Americans are included in the niches of the one-acre cemetery. It is currently managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission and has been closed to new burials since 1923.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Mexican-American
 
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
3. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kilburn Brothers, 1873
4. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
Monument over the remains of 750 U.S. Soldiers, who fell in the Valley of Mexico during the Mexican War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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