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Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Inscription.
Á la memoria
de los ilustres y esforzados mexicanos
que combatiendo en defensa de su patria
le hicieron el sacrificio de sus vidas
en este mismo lugar
el dia 20 de agosto de 1847
La Nacion Mexicana
Consagra este monumento
de gratitud de honor y de gloria
siendo Presidente de la Republica
Ig. Comonfort
1856.

Luis Martinez de Castro
Rafael Oliva
Pascual Merás
Agustin Gutierres

Strenvis Civibvs
qvi pro patria vitam magna cvm lavde
in praelio profvnderant
XIII. kai. septemb
A.D. MDCCCXLVII
Mexic. resp
tanti beneficii memor
tantvmove exemplvm posteris praebems
H.M.C.
Vota pvblica
Eivso reip. svmm. praeses
Ig. Comonfort
adimplere cvravit
A.D. MDCCCLVI

Francisco Peñuñuri
Paz Montes de Oca
José Ma. Gonzales

English translation:
To the memory of the
illustrious and brave Mexicans
that, fighting in defense of their country,
sacrificed their lives to her
in this very place
on August 20, 1847
The Mexican Nation
Dedicates this monument
of gratitude, honor and glory,
under President of the Republic
Ignacio Comonfort
1856.

Luis Martinez de Castro
Rafael Oliva
Pascual Merás
Agustin Gutierres

Latin translation of the monument dedication.

Francisco
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Peñuñuri
Paz Montes de Oca
José María Gonzales

 
Erected 1856.
 
Location. 19° 21.263′ N, 99° 8.934′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker is on 20 de Agosto, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The monument is outside of the Ex-Convent of San Mateo in Churubusco.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Patrick Battalion Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada (approx. 4.5 kilometers away); The Del Carmen Convent (approx. 4.5 kilometers away); General José Frontera (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Parish of San Jacinto (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Tribute to John Riley (approx. 4.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847. The Battle of Churubusco was fought here on August 20, 1847. Mexican forces lost to the Americans here in a desperate attempt to prevent them from getting closer to Mexico City, only some 5 miles away. American forces
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
3. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
outnumbered the Mexicans by about two-to-one, with the Americans having a troop strength of almost 8,000. The Mexicans lost around 260 killed in action and some 500 wounded. Almost 2,000 were captured, including the remaining members of the Saint Patrick's Battalion. The Americans lost around 160 killed in the battle and almost 800 wounded.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
4. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
5. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
6. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
The reverse of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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