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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mexican War

 
 
Mexican War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Mexican War Marker
Inscription.

War with Mexico was the result of the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States in March 1845, which the Mexican government regarded as an act of war since they had refused to recognize Texas' independence. Following the capture of the Citadel of Chapultepec by the American Army, the President of Mexico resigned and the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo was signed in early 1848. It was in this war that the beginnings of close cooperation between the Army and Navy became effective in the form of transport, coastal blockade, and the capture of important coastal towns. Under the treaty, the Rio Grande became the boundary between Mexico and the United States, and all or parts of seven states were ceded to the U.S., and Mexico received $15 million for the land.

[Image caption reads]
Battle of Buena Vista
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.009′ N, 94° 13.786′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Click for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
of this marker. Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); The Alamo (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Medal (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Star Medal (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Regarding Mexican War. The painting included in the marker is by noted artist Kenneth Riley. Its title is "The Mississippi Rifles", as it shows U.S. troops from Mississippi (under Col. Jefferson Davis) at the Battle of Buena Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The U.S.-Mexican War on PBS. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Mexican-American War. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mexican War. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A Guide to the Mexican War. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The U.S.-Mexican War. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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