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Mexican-American War Historical Markers

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Perote Bullock County Marker, back image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, October 20, 2012
Perote Bullock County Marker, back
Alabama (Bullock County), Perote — Perote Bullock County
This community, settled during the mid-1830s, was first called Fulford’s Cross Roads, then Missouri Cross Roads when a post office was established here in 1846. The name Perote, adopted in 1850 was suggested by veterans returning from the Mexican . . . — Map (db m83256) HM
Alabama (Calhoun County), Jacksonville — William Henry Forney1823-1894
Brigadier General C.S.A. With Army of Virginia 1861-1865. Wounded in battle five times. He was one of four distinguished sons of Jacob Forney and Sabina Swope Hoke of Jacksonville who held commissions in the Confederate Army. . . . — Map (db m36480) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Tallassee — Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters
Side 1 Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA (1822-1891) In his lifetime General Birkett D. Fry was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute and West Point; 1st Lt. (U.S. Infantry) in Mexican War; lawyer in California; . . . — Map (db m95112) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Seminole Wars / Mexican War
Seminole Wars 1814-1858 I am Private Pet Younger of the 4th US Infantry Regiment. I joined the Regular Army in November 1835 at age 15. I was specially trained as part of the light infantry company whose main jobs were scouting and . . . — Map (db m85604) WM
Alabama (Marion County), Winfield — Winfield, Alabama
Earliest visitors to the region now known as Winfield were bands of Chickasaw Indians who frequented this area as a hunting ground. The abundant wildlife of the Appalachian foothills made this area attractive to early hunters. After the Chickasaw . . . — Map (db m85847) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 167th Infantry / Alabama’s Own(4th Alabama)
An Alabama regiment was formed in 1836 to defend Fort Foster in Florida. Same unit, designated the 1st Alabama Volunteers ten years later, served in Mexican War. Mustered again May 4, 1861 as the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, it fought in every . . . — Map (db m38897) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Jefferson DavisJune 3, 1808- December 6, 1889 — Soldier Scholar Statesman
A graduate of West Point Military Academy, he served the United States as Colonel of Mississippi Volunteers, Mexican War; member of House of Representatives, Senator, and as Secretary of War. Inaugurated President of the provisional government, . . . — Map (db m36677) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lomax House, 1848
Built by James J. Gilmer. Purchased by Reuben C. Shorter, 1849, for his wife, Caroline A.V. Billingslea, who later married Tennent Lomax, captain and governor of Orizaba, Mexican War colonel, 3rd Ala. Infantry Regt., CSA, killed at Battle of Seven . . . — Map (db m86128) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — James Cantey
Near here was the home of Confederate Brigadier General James Cantey who arrived in 1849 to operate a plantation owned by his father. Prior to coming to Russell County he had practiced law at his birthplace, Camden, South Carolina, and had . . . — Map (db m81715) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Joshua L. MartinGovernor 1845 - 1847
He presided over the transfer of the capital from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery in 1847. When the United States invaded Mexico Alabamians readily joined to fight, just as they would in 1861. — Map (db m29034) HM
Alabama (Walker County), Cordova — City Of Cordova
Cordova, Alabama, located in Walker County on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, was founded in 1859 by Captain Benjamin McFarland Long. He named the town after one in Mexico where he served under Robert E. Lee during the Mexican War . . . — Map (db m43145) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Benson — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Dec 14, 1846 Last camp on San Pedro Turned west toward Tucson Erected 1960 — Map (db m27878) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Smith grave two mile south Buried Dec 7 1846 — Map (db m28294) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Longest infantry march on record Dec 6, 1846 — Map (db m28299) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
San Bernardino Ranch Rest Camp Dec 5 1846 — Map (db m28300) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Douglas — Mormon Battalion
Mormon Battalion Passed here in 1846 — Map (db m40693) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Saint David — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
Camp Dec 13 1846 Capt P.C. Merrill Returned to San Pedro 1877 Erected 1960 — Map (db m27880) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Mormon BattalionLDS Church
The Narrows Dec 12 1846 Battle of the Bulls Erected 1960 — Map (db m27882) HM
Arizona (Cochise County), Sierra Vista — Mormon Battalion Campsite
Dec. 11, 1846 Herd of Wild Horses and Bulls Erected 1960 — Map (db m27884) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Globe — El Capitan Pass
This pass was used by Kearny's Army of the West in a march to California in 1846. Guided by Kit Carson it was described in a journal of the trip as "Carson's Old Trail”. The pass led around the impassable canyon on the Gila River where . . . — Map (db m28045) HM
Arizona (Graham County), Safford — Army of the West
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Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale1822 - 1893
Pioneer in the path of empire hero of the War with Mexico, lieutenant in United States Navy. Appointed general by the Governor of California. Commanded exploration of wagon route to the Colorado River, with the only camel train in American History . . . — Map (db m32208) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Exchange at the PresidioThe Mormon Battalion Enters Tucson, 16 December 1846
Near this site on December 16 – 17, 1846, the U.S. 101st Infantry ("Mormon") Battalion under the command of Colonel Philip St. George Cooke peacefully occupied the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Organized in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to . . . — Map (db m73983) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — To The Mormon Battalion
Which, under command of Col. Cooke, in the course of their 2,000 mile infantry march to the Pacific coast, arrived and raised the first American flag in Tucson. December 16, 1846 — Map (db m27281) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Casa Grande — In Honor of Mormon Battalion
Who camped here Dec 20, 1846 in rout to Cal. War with Mexico. Erected By Aaronic Priesthood Mesa 3rd Ward L.D.S.C. Troop 57 Boy Scouts of America R.C. Hugh Dana Sp.• Joseph Moody S.M. • F.K. Pomeroy 1st Coun • T. Elmer Hastings Asst . . . — Map (db m27207) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Gila River — Gadsden Purchase
The Gila River north of this site marked the international border of the United States and Mexico from 1848 to 1854. James Gadsden negotiated to purchase 38,000 sq. miles of "wild country" for $15 million in gold. Amended to $10 million for 29,640 . . . — Map (db m33689) HM
Arizona (Pinal county), Gila River — Gadsden Purchase
The Gila River north of this site marked the international border of the United States and Mexico from 1848 to 1854. James Gadsden negotiated to purchase 38,000 sq. miles of "wild country" for $15 million in gold. Amended to $10 million for 29,640 . . . — Map (db m33692) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Kerny — Kearny, ArizonaNamed in Honor of Stephen Watts Kearny — Brevet Major General U.S. Army
At the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1846, President Polk directed Colonel Kearny to organize the so-called "Army of the West" and to lead it to Santa Fe and thence on to secure California. On August 18, 1846, Kearny claimed the area of Santa Fe . . . — Map (db m34134) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Picacho — 71 — Mormon Battalion Trail
The Mormon Battalion of the U.S. Army camped here enroute to California December 17, 1846. During the war with Mexico, on the longest infantry march of record, they were first to unfurl the flag of the United States in Tucson. This marker . . . — Map (db m92383) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Roll — Antelope Hill Campsite
1846 U.S. Army 1848 Antelope Hill Campsite Jan. 4 1847 Mormon Battalion Trail — Map (db m62008) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Mormon Battalion Crossing / Colorado River Crossing
Mounted on back of monument Mormon Battalion Crossing This monument marks the approximate site of the crossing of the Colorado River by the Mormon Battalion on 10 and 11 January 1847. The Mormon Battalion consisted of 500 . . . — Map (db m62011) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — U.S. Army of the West — Mormon Battalion
Longest Sustained March in U.S. Military History, 1846-1847. Between 1846 and 1848, the United States and Mexico went to war. One of the major directives of the United States during this war was to secure its western border and to occupy . . . — Map (db m22686) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Mexican War

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 . . . — Map (db m91501) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92384) HM WM

Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92389) HM WM

Arkansas (Crawford County), Van Buren — Crawford County War Memorial
On this lawn was erected our first Courthouse in 1841 and has been the scene for many events during the wars in which Crawford County boys fought. Mexican War, 1846. War Between the States, 1861-1865. Spanish American War, 1898. . . . — Map (db m96859) WM
Arkansas (Crittenden County), Marion — Military Road
First Highway constructed in Arkansas, Hopefield to Little Rock, extended to Fort Smith and into Indian Territory, (Oklahoma). Built by the United States under supervision of the Quartermasters Department of the United States Army. Survey was . . . — Map (db m116549) HM
Arkansas (Washington County), Fayetteville — Archibald YellIn Memory Of
Born near Salisbury, North Carolina, Aug. 1797 Volunteer in Battle of New Orleans, 1815 Member of Tennessee Legislature, 1827 Grand Master of Masons in Tennessee, 1831 District Judge of Arkansas Territory, 1832-1836 Charter Member of . . . — Map (db m59891) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — In Memory of Col. John Coffee Hays1-28-1817 • 4-21-1883
Born near Little Cedar Lick, Wilson County, Tennessee. Lived in Mississippi, where he learned surveying. Joined Republic of Texas Army in May, 1836, and served 3 years in ranger/spy companies. Gained fame as an Indian fighter while surveyor for . . . — Map (db m55204) HM
California (Alameda County), Pleasanton — 510 — Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
This building, erected in 1844-46 by Francisco Solano Alviso, was the first adobe house to be built in the Pleasanton Valley. It was originally called Alisal-The Sycamores. Following the Battle of Sunol Canyon, General John C. Frémont withdrew to . . . — Map (db m3558) HM
California (Fresno County), Fresno — 28 — John Charles Fremont
Fremont passed within sight of this spot on April 7, 1844. He is coming from the San Joaquin River to the Kings River with his mountain men guides, Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson and Alex Godey. Fremont described a vast prairie with . . . — Map (db m78355) HM
California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 732 — Home of Elisha Stevens
Near this spot stood the last home of Elisha Stevens, noted American pathfinder and scout. Born in Georgia April 5, 1804, he learned blacksmithing during his youth. Drifting west he became a trapper on the Upper Missouri for more than two decades. . . . — Map (db m50252) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Compton — 152 — Domínguez Ranch House
[The arch way leading to the grounds is flanked by two markers:] Right Marker: Domínguez Ranch House Central portion built in 1826 by Manuel Domínguez. Rancho San Pedro Ten square leagues granted, provisionally . . . — Map (db m64857) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Fort MoorePioneer Memorial and Park
On this site stood Fort Moore built by the Mormon Battalion during the War with Mexico This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West. The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847 by United . . . — Map (db m81688) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Headquarters of Commander Robert Field StocktonAvila Adobe
Headquarters of Com. Robert Field Stockton U.S.N. January 1847 — Map (db m81719) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Montebello — 385 — Battle of the Rio San Gabriel
Near this site, on January 3, 1847, was fought the Battle of the Rio San Gabriel between American forces commanded by Capt. Robert F. Stockton, U.S. Navy, Commander-in- chief, Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney, U.S. Army, and . . . — Map (db m51042) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site"Home of the Fort MacArthur Museum" — Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery
+ Battle Honors Third Coast Artillery War of 1812 Fort Nelson, VA. - June 22, 1813 Fort Oswego, NY. - May 5-6, 1814 Mexican War Palo Alto - May 8. 1846 Resaca de La Palma - May 9, 1846 Monterey - Sept. 21-23, 1846 Vera . . . — Map (db m81750) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Studio City — 151/29 — Campo De CahuengaOriginal Adobe
Beneath this park rest the stone foundations and floor tiles of the historic adobe where Mexican General Andres Pico and U.S. Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fremont signed the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Signing the Treaty ended the . . . — Map (db m113873) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Vernon — CHL 167 — The Battle of La MesaLa Batalla de La Mesa — January 9th, 1847
First marker: On this site was fought La Batalla de La Mesa Battle of La Mesa January 9th, 1847 Commodore Robert Field Stockton U.S.N. in command of American forces and General Jose Maria Flores commanding the Californians Second . . . — Map (db m105961) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Larkin House
This house was constructed in 1834 by Thomas Oliver Larkin, the only United States Consul in California under Mexican rule, it has been used as a private residence, the United States Consulate, City Hall, and served as Headquarters of General . . . — Map (db m82627) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — 1 — Monterey Custom House
It was over this building that the American flag was raised by Commodore John Drake Sloat, July 7, 1846, signalizing the passing of California from Mexican rule. Restored through the efforts of the Native Sons of the Golden West with the . . . — Map (db m95375) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Monterey Harbor
□ Look out upon these waters. □ Their recorded history began when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sighted the "Bay of Pines" on Nov. 17, 1542. □ Sebastian Viscaino was first to touch land Dec. 16, 1602. He claimed the land for . . . — Map (db m30347) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman
Quarters of General William Tecumseh Sherman Lieutenant Quartermaster and Adjustant General 1847 • 1849 — Map (db m82097) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Site of Original Flagstaff
Site of original flagstaff where the American flag was first raised by Commodore John Drake Sloat on July, 7th 1846 taking possession of California in the name of the United States of America Later ceded to America under the Treaty . . . — Map (db m63063) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Sloat Monument
To commemorate the taking possession of California by Commodore John Drake Sloat United States Navy July 7 1846 — Map (db m72042) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Sloat's Landing
On this spot on July 7, 1846, U.S. Marines and Sailors landed and raised the American flag over the Custom House which stands before you. Mexico and the United States were at war. American forces landing in Monterey claimed 600,000 square miles for . . . — Map (db m59955) HM
California (Monterey County), Prunedale — 651 — Battle of Natividad
Combined American forces under Captains Charles D. Burrass (or Burroughs) and Bluford K. Thompson clashed with Comandante Manuel de Jesús Castro's Californians in this vicinity on November 16, 1846. Casualties on each side consisted of several men . . . — Map (db m26646) HM
California (Sacramento County), Elk Grove — 680 — Murphy’s Corral
This is the site of the beginning of the conquest of California by the United States on June 10, 1846. American settlers led by Ezekial Merritt overpowered soldiers under Lt. Francisco Arce and took their Mexican Army horses from the corral of the . . . — Map (db m11869) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General George Wright1803 – 1865
A graduate of West Point, his gallantry on the fields of battle earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. His unwavering loyalty to the Union would prompt . . . — Map (db m10766) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Baker — The Desert Studies Center
[Panel #1] 1776 - 1830: Early Explorers Francisco Garces 1776 - As the Revolutionary War broke out, California was still a province of Spain, and the Spanish government decided to help feed a hungry Mexico by farming the . . . — Map (db m83575) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — General Steven Watts Kearny1794-1848
He was “the Father of the US Calvary” and President Polk named him “Commander of the Army of the West”. In 1848 he went from Santa Fe, NM on to CA with 100 men on an arduous trip across our desert and on to a battle at San . . . — Map (db m50576) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Chino — 942 — Rancho Chino Adobe Site
Near this site, Isaac Williams in 1841 built a large adobe home, located on the 22,000-acre Rancho Chino which he acquired from his father-in-law Antonio Lugo. The "Battle of Chino" occurred at the adobe on September 26-27, 1846, during which 24 . . . — Map (db m50665) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Chino — Site of the Battle of Chino
Near this spot once stood the home of Isaac Williams, first American settler in this valley, about which on September 26-27 1846, was fought the first important engagement in California of the war with Mexico. This was also the site of the Chino . . . — Map (db m379) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — Historic Cannon
1818 Mexican Cannon captured in Los Angeles by Americans in 1845 and placed in Fort Benson in 1856 by an independent party in a dispute with Mormons over land title. — Map (db m86676) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Victorville — 150 — Lane's Crossing
Since ancient times, indigenous peoples have used the many networks of trails in the East Mojave Desert for both seasonal migration and to carry on trade with coastal Indians. Most of these trails converged at narrow passes and safe river crossings. . . . — Map (db m73550) HM
California (San Diego County), Escondido — An Incident of the Mexican War
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 . . . — Map (db m12865) HM
California (San Diego County), Escondido — San Pasqual
The State of California honors with this monument the American Soldiers who, under the leadership of Brig.-Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, Captain Abraham R. Johnston, Captain Benjamin D. Moore, Edward F. Beale, U.S.N., and Kit Carson, the . . . — Map (db m51980) HM
California (San Diego County), Escondido — 533 — San Pasqual Battlefield
While marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons, under the command of Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, was met on this site by native California lancers under, the command of Gen. . . . — Map (db m51095) HM
California (San Diego County), Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton — Leonardo Cota and Jose Alipas
. . . — Map (db m117059) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 55 — Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
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 . . . — Map (db m82324) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 54 — Fort Stockton
Fortified briefly by Carlos Carrillo in 1838. This site became Fort Dupont (July –November 1846) after American forces took Old Town during the Mexican War. Retaken and held briefly by the Californios, it fell once more to the Americans, who . . . — Map (db m81720) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San PasqualThey fought a good fight
1st United States Dragoons Company C Sergent. John Cox • Corporl William. C. West • Private George Ashmead • Private Joseph T. Campbell • Private Williamm. Dalton • Private John Dunlop • Private Joseph B. Kennedy • Private William. C. Leckey . . . — Map (db m82318) HM WM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — In Memory of the Mormon Battalion
whose members made the longest military march in U.S. History of over 2000 miles from Iowa to San Diego in 1846 – 1847 during the war with Mexico. Albert Warren Dunham Private – Company B 23 May 1828 – 11 May 1847 . . . — Map (db m82319) HM WM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Juan Bandini
[Upper Marker] Dedicated to Juan Bandini 1800 – 1859 Patriot and Friend of the United States [Lower Marker] This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United . . . — Map (db m13062) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 7 — Mormon Battalion
No. 7 Dedicated in commemoration the heroic sacrifice and history-making achievements of the Mormon Battalion "whose march over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego help to win California for the Union and open a . . . — Map (db m51992) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 452 — Mule Hill
On December 7, 1846, day following Battle of San Pasqual fought five miles east of here, General Stephen Kearny’s command while marching on San Diego was attacked by Californians. The Americans counter-attacked, occupied hill until December 11 when . . . — Map (db m40829) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Services of the Mormon Battalion
The historic march of the Mormon Battalion -- -- More than 2000 miles through the wilderness -- -- was made in fulfillment of official U.S. orders. Brigham Young, Prophet – Leader of the Mormons, personally recruited these troops. The . . . — Map (db m51990) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion1840 - 1848
In the midst of preparations for their exodus to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon pioneers were asked by the United States government to enlist a battalion of 500 volunteers for service in the war with Mexico. These troops started from . . . — Map (db m51991) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — The Mormon Battalion at San Diego
On arriving at San Diego on January 29, 1847, soldiers of the Mormon Battalion occupied Fort Stockton on this site. They promptly began to improve this community, digging the first wells, crating the first pumps to draw water, building the first . . . — Map (db m14488) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 257 — Women of the Mormon Battalion
[Marker located on Front of Base:] Mormon women were anxious to reach the glorious West and any means offered seemed an answer to prayer to help them on their way. When it was learned four laundresses would be allowed each of the five . . . — Map (db m82280) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 81 — Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site
On July 9, 1846, in the early morning, in “the days when water came up to Montgomery Street,” Commander John B. Montgomery – for whom Montgomery Street was named – landed near this spot from the U.S. Sloop-of-War . . . — Map (db m58398) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 119 — Portsmouth PlazaAn Historic Shrine
Named for U.S.S. Portsmouth commanded by Capt. John B. Montgomery, after whom Montgomery Street was named. It was here on the plaza that Capt. Montgomery first raised the American flag near the Mexican adobe custom house on July 9, 1846. This plaza . . . — Map (db m71674) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Raising of the American Flag
On this spot the American flag was first raised in San Francisco by Commander John B. Montgomery of the U.S.S. Portsmouth July 9, 1846 — Map (db m81722) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — 513 — John Brown(California’s Paul Revere)
In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed “Juan Flaco,” rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles. As a result, troops were sent and the city . . . — Map (db m16011) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), San Miguel — Lt. Col. John C. Fremont
Lt. Col. John C. Fremont and his 430 American volunteers camped on this hill December 10 - 11, 1846 and took the Mission San Miguel. Fremont's march from San Juan Bautista to San Fernando brought about the Cahuenga Capitulation January 13, . . . — Map (db m59991) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Captain Thomas Fallon1990 — Artist: Robert Glen
This statue of Captain Thomas Fallon was commissioned in 1988. It memorializes the raising of the U.S. flag in San Jose in 1846, when California was still a part of Mexico. Scheduled to be installed in 1990, the statue generated an intense . . . — Map (db m81726) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Henry Morris Naglee
Brigadier General United States Volunteers Lieutenant Colonel United States Army A Citizen of San Jose Born 1815 • Settled in California 1847 • Died 1886 This monument commemorates his service to the Country in the Mexican and Civil . . . — Map (db m30196) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Juzgado
On this site stood the Juzgado, or town hall, of the Pueblo de San José. Constructed of adobe in 1798, it housed the jail, the court and the offices of the comisionado and alcalde, and was the pueblo's primary governmental building. When Captain . . . — Map (db m31152) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 260 — Armistice Oak Tree Site
Here, on January 8, 1847, Francisco Sanchez, leader of a California band surrendered himself and some American prisoners and arms to Lieut. Grayson thus ending the “Battle of Santa Clara” or the “Battle of the Mustard Stalks” . . . — Map (db m2627) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Battle of Santa Clara
On January 2, 1847, somewhere hereabouts was fought the last northern battle of the Mexican War. The official casualty report: “Dead none, Wounded none, Missing but one on the American side and he came up shortly afterwards stating that he had . . . — Map (db m24337) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — Captain Harry Love
Here lies Captain Harry Love, who with a troop of twenty others, on July 25, 1853 allegedly killed bandits Joaquin Murrieta and Three Fingered Jack near Arroyo de Cantua, Fresno County, California. Born in Vermont, Love first visited Alta . . . — Map (db m24122) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 260 — Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site
After armed confrontation nearby on January 2, 1847, and a truce meeting the following day, Marine Capt. Ward Marston, commander of the United States expeditionary force, and Francisco Sánchez, leader of the Mexican-Californian ranchers, agreed to a . . . — Map (db m57844) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — The Battle of Santa ClaraJanuary 2-7, 1847
The Battle of Santa Clara was the only campaign fought in the Northern district of California between Californios and United States forces during the Mexican-American war. In the 1840’s an oak forest grew near the present Lawrence Expressway, . . . — Map (db m81727) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Watsonville — 998 — Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe
The Castro Adobe is an outstanding example of Monterey Colonial architectural styling. The adobe functioned as a regional social center due to the importance of its location as the governing seat of the Castro family rural empire, which reached . . . — Map (db m2354) HM
California (Shasta County), Cottonwood — 10 — Site of Reading AdobeRancho Buena Ventura
Home of Pierson Barton Reading (1816-1868)-California Pioneer of 1843-Major in Fremont's California Battalion, Mexican War of 1846, signer of Capitulation of Cahuenga-discoverer of second major gold strike 1848-adobe built here 1847, designated seat . . . — Map (db m57814) HM
California (Sonoma County), Petaluma — 18 — Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe← 6 Miles
Built by General M.G. Vallejo, 1834–1844, and known as Casa Grande. According to General Vallejo, “building was of immense proportions with different departments for factories and warehouses.” — Map (db m2564) HM
California (Sutter County), Sutter — Major General John C. Fremont and his Expedition
In Commemoration of Major General John C. Fremont, U.S. Army, and his expedition, encamped in the Sutter Buttes in this vicinity, May 30, 1848, to June 8, 1848. While on the march from Klamath Lake to Sonoma when he represented the United . . . — Map (db m63261) HM
California (Tehama County), Red Bluff — 12 — William B. Ide Adobe
This adobe house, built by William B. Ide reputedly about 1850, represents a typical frontier structure of the American Period. Ide, who came to California with his family in 1845, was the first and only President of the California Republic under . . . — Map (db m10346) HM
California (Tehama County), Red Bluff — 12 — William B. Ide Adobe - 1 Mile Marker
Built about 1850 by General Ide who came to California with his family in 1845. Helped organize the revolt against the Mexican Mandate requiring Americans to leave California and was first and only President of the California Republic under Bear . . . — Map (db m10345) HM
California (Tuolumne County), Columbia — Mormon Battalion Monument
While they were crossing the plains with their families, five hundred Mormon men were inducted into the United States Army in July, 1846 to aid in the war against Mexico in California. The Mormon Battalion marched 2,000 miles from Council Bluffs, . . . — Map (db m6842) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 192 — Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West
Panel 1 Welcome to Colorado Colorado's vast plains, rugged mountains and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety seem at times to overshadow the state's history and people. But look closely. The . . . — Map (db m97739) HM
Colorado (Pueblo County), Pueblo — 60 — The Mormon Battalion
This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado ____ A detachment of United States Soldiers of The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War spent the winter of 1846-47 near this site. . . . — Map (db m96068) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield Veterans Monument
[ west side ] To the Memory of The Citizens of Ridgefield Who Served Their Country In the Wars of the Republic 1775 – 1918 Erected by the People of Ridgefield MCMXXIV [ east side ] War of the . . . — Map (db m31972) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Wilton — Wilton Veterans Memorial
Wilton Veterans Memorial Honoring Those who served Revolutionary War   1775 – 1784 War of 1812   1812 – 1814 Mexican War   1846 – 1848 Civil War   1861 1865 Spanish – American War   1989 – 1902 . . . — Map (db m32254) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Avon — Avon Veterans Monument
[ center panel ] Avon Remembers "No Greater Gift" Mexican War Sperry, Orrin Civil War Beman, Job • Booth, Austin C • Brewer, Gilbert F • Buckley, Frederick O • Calkins, Obed H • Clark, Henry W • Evans, Henry D • Evans, Newton J . . . — Map (db m33168) WM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
[ inscription on the west face of the base ] Gettysburg • Port Hudson • Fort Fisher • 1861-1865 [ inscription on the east face of the base ] Bunker Hill • Bennington • Saratoga • 1775-1783 [ inscription on the south . . . — Map (db m34723) WM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Samuel Francis Du Pont
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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Daniel Webster Memorial
Daniel Webster "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable." Expounder and Defender of the Constitution Born at Salisbury, N.H., Jan 18, 1772 Died at Marshfield, Mass., Oct 24, 1852 "Our Country, Our Whole Country, and nothing but . . . — Map (db m81729) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Samuel Francis Du PontMemorial Fountain in Du Pont Circle
Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy, 1803 - 1865 This memorial fountain replaces a statue erected by the Congress of the United States in recognition of his distinguished services. — Map (db m32426) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Winfield ScottGeneral-in-Chief, U.S. Army
SCOTT — Map (db m21943) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Albert Pike Monument
[pedestal, north face:] Albert Pike Vixit Laborum Ejus Supersites Sunt Fructus Author - Poet [pedestal, west face:] Scholar - Soldier [pedestal, south face:] Erected 1901 by the Supreme Council of . . . — Map (db m29652) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Old Soldiers Home — Winfield Scott
In Honor of Lieutenant General Winfield Scott Born 13 June 1788 – Died 29 May 1866 General in Chief of the Army 1841 – 1861 Founder of the United States Soldiers Home — Map (db m52806) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Earleton — F-625 — Earleton, Florida
Earleton is named for General Elias B. Earle (1821-1893) who received government land grants in Florida for his service in the U.S./Mexican War (1846-48). Born into a prominent South Carolina family, Gen. Earle fought in the Palmetto Regiment, . . . — Map (db m41263) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Wagner HomesteadMiami River Greenway
This 1850s structure is the oldest standing house in Miami-Dade County. It was built by William Wagner, a German immigrant and U.S. Army veteran. After being wounded in the Mexican-American War in 1847, Wagner returned to Fort Moultrie, Georgia to . . . — Map (db m78192) HM
Florida (Putnam County), Melrose — F-678 — Melrose Cemetery
Formerly known as the "Banana burying grounds," the Melrose non-denominational cemetery was established in 1860 by the Eliam Baptist Church, founded in 1859. The farming community of Banana consisted of small farms, a post office / general store and . . . — Map (db m101755) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — William Wing Loring
(Front):In memory of a distinguished American soldier, citizen of St. Augustine, Fla. Born December 4, 1818. Died December 30, 1885. His courage in battle was conspicuous; His devotion to duty unfailing; His ability recognized by three . . . — Map (db m47015) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-40 — Grave of Gen. William Tatum Wofford
Gen. William Tatum Wofford (June 28, 1824 - May 22, 1884), Cav. Capt. in the Mexican War, Col. and Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, is buried here. After Fredericksburg he succeeded to the command of Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, who was mortally . . . — Map (db m30569) HM
Georgia (Bibb County), Macon — 011-10 — Alfred Holt Colquitt
Governor of Georgia (1877-1882), U.S. Congressman (1853-1855), U.S. Senator (1883-1894), Major U.S. Army in the Mexican War, Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army, Alfred Holt Colquitt is buried here. Born in Walton County, Georgia, April 20, . . . — Map (db m25393) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-42 — Birthplace of John C. Frémont
One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, John C. Frémont was born nearby on January 21, 1813. As an army officer, his 1840s explorations of the American West gained him fame as the . . . — Map (db m62765) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-32 — Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847)
James S. McIntosh achieved an immortal record of gallantry in the War of 1812 and in the War with Mexico. In 1814 he saw considerable action on the Canadian border, he was severely wounded at Buffalo. In the Mexican War, Col. McIntosh was . . . — Map (db m81621) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 030-7 — Fort Gaines Guards
Organized in 1836 under the command of Col. J. E. Brown, for 74 years the Fort Gaines Guards was one of the best and, later, the oldest military organization in western Georgia. Kept intact between wars, the Guards fought in the Indian and Mexican . . . — Map (db m47097) HM
Georgia (Clay County), Fort Gaines — 030-9 — Gen. Edmund Pendleton Gaines
The son of James Gaines, Revolutionary soldier and relative of five Presidents, General Gaines (1777–1849) was born in Virginia. From 1801 to 1804 he built the military highway from Nashville, Tenn., to Natchez, Miss. He made the arrest of . . . — Map (db m47515) HM
Georgia (Echols County), Statenville — 050-1 — Echols County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 13, 1858, is named for Col. Robert M. Echols, for 24 years a member of the General Assembly. He was a President of the Georgia Senate and a Brigadier General in the Mexican War during which he . . . — Map (db m27038) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Palmetto — 29 I-B — Palmetto
Palmetto was named by a member of the Palmetto Guards, a Regiment from South Carolina enroute to the Mexican War. This was in appreciation of the hospitality shown them by the community while encamped here in January, 1847 — Map (db m26267) HM
Georgia (Hall County), Gainesville — 069-1 — Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet
This was the post-war home of General Longstreet, whom General Lee called his “Old War Horse”. Born in South Carolina January 8, 1821, Longstreet grew up at Augusta. The family moved to Alabama, and he entered West Point from that . . . — Map (db m25281) HM
Georgia (Lumpkin County), Dahlonega — 093-8 — Dahlonega Mustering Grounds
During the War Between the States nine companies were organized on this site; five were mustered here in 1861, two in 1862 and two in 1864. Men from other north Georgia counties came to Dahlonega to be mustered here in the companies of Lumpkin . . . — Map (db m21035) HM
Georgia (Marion County), Buena Vista — 098-3 — New Courthouse - 1850
Built in 1850 of locally made brick, this is one of two courthouses standing in Marion County. The other built in 1848 is at Tazewell. The first courthouse was at Horry. When the county seat was moved here the town was called Pea Ridge. Wishing a . . . — Map (db m27234) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Frontier Wars
The Creek Indian War of 1835-1836, which centered on Columbus, began when a group of Indians revolted rather than move from East Alabama to Oklahoma they attacked travelers and settlers and threatened Columbus. State militia . . . — Map (db m101487) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-16 — The Columbus Guards>>>>------->
Site of the last armory of the Columbus Guards, a noted military company chartered by the Georgia Legislature in 1843 and organized in 1835. They served voluntarily in the Indian War, 1836; the War with Mexico, 1846; the War Between the States, the . . . — Map (db m43951) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — John McIntosh Kell
Near this site was the home of Captain John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the Confederate cruisers Alabama and Sumter. After entering the United States Navy at the age of 17, he served in the Mexican War and in 1853 on Perry’s expedition to . . . — Map (db m53584) HM
Georgia (Spalding County), Griffin — 126-15 — The Fannin Avengers
In 1846, when President Polk called for volunteers to fight against Mexico, a company of men organized promptly in Griffin. Calling themselves “The Fannin Avengers”, they marched to Columbus where the company became part of a regiment . . . — Map (db m27576) HM
Georgia (Taliaferro County), Sharon — 131-14 — Grave of Brig. Gen. Aaron W. Grier
About 3/4 miles from here, in the Grier family cemetery, is the marked grave of Gen. Aaron Grier, born near here Dec. 2, 1794. When quite young, with Gen. Floyd, he fought the Creek Indians, distinguishing himself at the Battles of Autossee and . . . — Map (db m24909) HM
Georgia (Taylor County), Butler — 133-4 — Taylor County
Taylor County was created by Act of Jan. 15, 1852 from parts of Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. It was named for Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th President of the U.S., Major-General, Commander of the Army of the Rio Grande. Known as “Old . . . — Map (db m27232) HM
Illinois (Macon County), Decatur — Lincoln's Decatur Ally
Richard J. Oglesby was born in Kentucky, journeyed to Decatur as a young orphan, and later became one of Decatur's most prominentand best-loved citizens. Oglesby made a small fortune in the California Gold Rush and fought in both the . . . — Map (db m56877) HM
Illinois (Morgan County), Jacksonville — Whig Rivals and Friends
A native of Kentucky, John J. Hardin moved to Jacksonville in 1831 when he was twenty-one. Like other young men of their generation. Hardin and Abraham Lincoln served in the Black Hawk War. Both men were lawyers and Whig politicians who . . . — Map (db m57634) HM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Memorial Hall
This Memorial Hall, the first of its kind in the United States, dedicated to our Veterans of all wars, was completed in the year 1903 with dedication ceremonies on June Third of that year by our twenty-sixth President Theodore Roosevelt with these . . . — Map (db m95722) HM WM
Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Adams County Peace Monument - Honor Rolls
Left Side Left - Small Plaque Thomas Archibold Pennsylvania Pvt - Capt Bell’s Co Revolutionary War 1755 - ✝ - 1837 Small Plaque James Ball Sgt - Col Bakers MD Regt Revolutionary War 1751 - . . . — Map (db m54763) WM
Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
To Indiana's Silent Victors War with Mexico 1846 1847 1848 Indiana Regiments No's. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 4585 men Indian and British War 1811-1812 Battle of Tippecanoe Indians defeated Nov. 7, 1811 War of the Revolution Capture of . . . — Map (db m105767) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — Old Pioneer Cemetery
Estab. Dec. 1829, the Cemetery predates Waynetown (then Middletown) which was estab. July 1830. The last burial was in 1908. William Bratton, the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 - 1806) to be buried in Indiana, is buried here. . . . — Map (db m81731) HM
Kansas (Barton County), Pawnee Rock — Nehemiah Carson1826 - 1846
Private Company G 1st Regiment Missouri Mounted Infantry Mexican War Pvt Carson died of some unknown illness at this point on July 13, 1846 and was buried on the following day — Map (db m64202) WM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — "Hardy, Dashing Looking Fellows"
"The commands are given, the companies break into column....hardy, dashing looking fellows, those men, tanned up in their march from Fort Scott, from whence they have just joined us....The men are nearly all quite young....They are mounted on . . . — Map (db m36137) HM
Kansas (Bourbon County), Fort Scott — Infantry Life
This reconstructed infantry barracks, one of two at Fort Scott, serves to remind us of life for an infantry soldier here in the 1840s and 50s. During wartime, infantry fought on foot, but during peacetime, life in the infantry meant isolation, . . . — Map (db m36186) HM
Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Santa Fe Trail, 1821 - 1880
Eighteen Miles a Day Hundreds of freight wagons laden with trade items once lumbered by here, passing just uphill from where you are standing. Large caravans took six to ten weeks to travel the 900 miles between Mexico (present-day New . . . — Map (db m65512) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Elm Grove Campground
For over three decades starting in 1827, Elm Grove Campground, one mile east of near the bridge on Cedar Creek, was an important frontier camp site. Thousands of Santa Fe traders, Oregon and California emigrants, missionaries, mountain men, soldiers . . . — Map (db m20093) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — Lone Elm Campground
Lone Elm is one of the most historic and important frontier trail camp sites in America and was used as a campground and rendezvous point for all three of our nation's great western roads to the frontier.....the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California . . . — Map (db m34334) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Olathe — The Travelers
The Travelers For more than four decades, tens of thousands of travelers camped here. The Lone Elm campground was one or two nights out from the frontier "jumping off" points on the Missouri River. The great lone elm tree that gave this . . . — Map (db m34355) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Fort Leavenworth Military Road
The Fort Leavenworth Military Road Created in 1837, this road was originally created to run from Fort Leavenworth south to Fort Gibson in Oklahoma. It was actually part of the route that Congress had designated as the border line of the . . . — Map (db m50613) HM
Kansas (Johnson County), Shawnee — Gum Springs
Located today at 59th Terrace and Bluejacket in the city of Shawnee, Gum Springs was the site of the Shawnee Indian church and meeting house, as well as the location of several excellent springs, all near the intersection of the Fort Leavenworth . . . — Map (db m50693) HM
Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — Grant
[Battles listed chronologically] Palo Alto : Resaca de la Palma : Monterey : Cerro Gordo : Contreras : San Antonio : Cherubusco : Vera Cruz : Molino del Rey : Chapultepec : City of Mexico Belmont ∙ Fort Henry ∙ Fort Donelson . . . — Map (db m81734) HM
Kansas (McPherson County), McPherson — The Mormon Battalion at McPherson, Kansas

On 3 September 1846, the Mormon Battalion camped near here on its way to fight in the war with Mexico. This small army of more than 500 men and officers had been recruited at Council Bluffs, Iowa, from among the Mormon pioneers (members of The . . . — Map (db m80663) HM

Kansas (Morris County), Council Grove — The Mormon Battalion at Council Grove, Kansas
The Mormon Battalion camped here for five days beginning 27 August 1846. The battalion's more than 500 volunteers and officers had been recruited from the Mormon pioneers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) at Council . . . — Map (db m45056) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — The Great Wagon Road to the SouthwestSanta Fe Trail 1821-1880
It all started over trade that promised great profits. Once Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821 Americans were welcomed and encouraged to trade. Trade quickly flourished, creating opportunities and profits linking the economies of Missouri . . . — Map (db m40127) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — The Mormon Battalion at Larned, Kansas

The Mormon Battalion camped here on 8 September 1846. The more than 500 volunteers in this little army were enlisted to fight in the war with Mexico. They had been recruited from among the Mormon pioneers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ . . . — Map (db m95885) HM

Kansas (Sedgwick County), Wichita — French TricolorBicentennial Flag Memorial
With the Revolution won and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the United States was extended westward to the Mississippi River. To the west of the Mississippi, the French Tricolor waved over French Louisiana until the purchase of that . . . — Map (db m56947) HM
Kentucky (Adair County), Columbia — 604 — Col. Frank L. Wolford
A foremost champion of the Union, a staunch friend of the stricken South, defender of constitutional freedom. Born Columbia 1817, died 1895 and buried in city cemetery. Veteran Mexican War, leader famed First Kentucky Union Cavalry, hero of many . . . — Map (db m83387) HM
Kentucky (Carroll County), Carrollton — General William Orlando Butler — Soldier - Statesman - Lawyer
Born in Kentucky April 19, 1791 - August 6, 1880 Transylvania University 1812 War of 1812 - Aide De Camp to Andrew Jackson River Raisin - Pensacola - New Orleans Mexican War - Major General of the Volunteers Commanded 1st Volunteer . . . — Map (db m22100) HM
Kentucky (Carroll County), Carrollton — 634 — Home of Gen. Butler
Gen. William O. Butler, born Kentucky 1791, died here, 1880. War of 1812: River Raisin, Pensacola, and New Orleans. Gen. Andrew Jackson's staff 1816-17. Cited for heroism in Mexican War 1846-48. Practiced law here. Congressman 1839-43. Defeated as . . . — Map (db m22131) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 882 — Union General's Grave
Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson, USA, killed in battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, is buried in south end of cemetery. Born Woodford Co., Ky., 1823. First Lt., Mexican War, then practiced law in Greenup. He came Hopkinsville, 1855. Elected to . . . — Map (db m88916) HM
Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — 3 — Morgan House
Home of John Hunt Morgan "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" Born Huntsville, Ala. 6-1-1825 Killed Greeneville, Tenn. 9-4-1864 Lieutenant - Kentucky Volunteers in Mexican War 1846-1847 Major General - C.S.A., 1861-1864. — Map (db m29410) HM
Kentucky (Green County), Greensburg — General Edward Henry Hobson
Edward Henry Hobson was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, on July 11, 1825. He was educated in the common schools of Greensburg and Danville, Kentucky. He worked for his father who was a successful merchant in Greensburg. In 1846 Hobson enlisted for . . . — Map (db m96862) HM
Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1849 — Zachary Taylor Home
Col. Richard Taylor of Va., veteran of French and Indian War and the Revolution, built original part of "Springfield" ca. 1790. Boyhood home of son "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), veteran of 1812 and Black Hawk wars. Mex. War hero . . . — Map (db m100859) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — 877 — Alexander W. Doniphan
Born, 1808, about five miles west. Moved to Mo., 1830. As Brig. Gen., Mo. Militia, quelled Mormon riots with no bloodshed, 1838; refused execute Prophet Smith and others court-martialed. In 1846, Mexican War, formed lst Reg. Mo. Mounted Volunteers . . . — Map (db m83594) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston Born February 2 - 1803 Washington, KY. Killed at Shiloh Tenn. April 6 - 1862 Graduated West Point 1826, Black Hawk War, War for Texas Independence, Mexican War, . . . — Map (db m84142) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — Mexico Will Poison UsRalph Waldo Emerson
One of America's most important literary figures, Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882), wrote these words that turned out to be prophetic. Before the Mexican-American War began, Emerson predicted that "the U.S. will conquer Mexico, . . . — Map (db m114882) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Mexican-American WarThe Louisiana Connection
Three Louisiana men played prominent roles in the Mexican-American War. Though John Slidell was born in New York, he moved to New Orleans in 1819, started a successful law practice, and eventually became an important leader of the Democratic Party . . . — Map (db m114832) HM
Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Mexican-American War1846-1848
Panel 1 Fifteen years before Americans began fighting each other in the Civil War, they were at war with their neighbors to the south in Mexico. The Mexican-American War began in 1846 and lasted less than two years with the Americans achieving a . . . — Map (db m114839) HM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — Zachary Taylor
To honor Zachary Taylor U.S. Army General and twelfth President of the United States Known to Americans as "Old Rough and Ready" and who lived for a time some 200 yards southwest of this spot This marker placed in 1951 by . . . — Map (db m87482) HM WM
Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Baton Rouge — 1 — Zachary Taylor Home Site
"Old Rough and Ready," America's 12th president, lived on this site in the home pictured above. He called the cottage Buena Vista after his famous 1847 victory in the Mexican War. The pale horse pictured was Taylor's favorite, "Whitey." It would . . . — Map (db m87824) HM
Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchitoches — Site of Camp Salubrity
About 2 miles NW occupied 1844-45 by the 4th Infantry Regiment part of the "Army of Observation" to be near the Texas border should hostilities occur with Mexico. The camp located on the old Texas Road. Lt. Ulysses S. Grant was stationed there and . . . — Map (db m109434) HM
Louisiana (Natchitoches Parish), Natchitoches — The American Transition
President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803. The Louisiana Purchase was the largest peacetime land acquisition in U.S. history, containing territory that eventually comprised 15 states. . . . — Map (db m106110) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — Jefferson Davis
Born at Fairview, KY. June 3, 1808 U.S. Army 1828-1835 Served in Black Hawk War Congressman U.S. 1845-1846 Colonel Mississippi Volunteers in War with Mexico Rendered Gallant Service in the taking of Monterey and Buena Vista where he was . . . — Map (db m51521) HM
Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The Washington Artillery Park — American Revolution Bicentennial: 1776-1976
[Panel 1]: On and near this site since 1718 has centered the military activities of both regular and citizen soldiers of France, Spain, the Confederacy and the United States. On either side were the redoubts forming the “Great . . . — Map (db m24684) HM
Louisiana (Sabine Parish), Many — El Camino RealKings Highway — Old San Antonio Road
Historical park 125 yards from here. …and remaining buildings of old Fort Jesup. Erected by the State of Louisiana and the Daughters of the American Revolution. — Map (db m106139) HM
Louisiana (Sabine Parish), Many — Fort Jesup
Established in 1822 under Gen. Zachary Taylor as a major American fort on the southwestern frontier. It later became known as the Cradle of the Mexican War. — Map (db m106138) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Rear Admiral James Alden
Panel 1: [rendering of Rear Admiral James Alden] Born in Portland March 31, 1810 Died in San Francisco Feb 6, 1877 Panel 2: [rendering of a mariner's sextant] Intrepid Explorer Skilful Hydrographer Cartographer of the . . . — Map (db m72995) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — El Neptuno
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named El Neptuno Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29642) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Mexican War Midshipmen's MonumentMexican War Monument
[Southwest side of Monument]: To passed Midshipmen H. A. Clemson. and J. R. Hynson lost with the U. S. Brig Somers off Vera Cruz Dec. 8th, 1846 [Northeast side of Monument]: To Midshipmen J. W. Pillsbury. and T. . . . — Map (db m66330) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — San Cayetano
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named San Cayetano Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29646) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Spanish 18-Pounder
Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun cast in Lima, Peru, 1769 Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29647) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Spanish Gun
Spanish Gun captured by U.S. Navy from Mexican Forces in California in 1847. — Map (db m114818) HM WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — St. Damian
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named St. Damian Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29641) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — St. Joseph
Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named St. Joseph Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847 — Map (db m29645) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Fort Meade — Chapultepec Avenue
Named in honor of the officers and men of the Third Cavalry who captured the Castle of Chapultepec, Mexico, 1847 "Brave Rifles - Veterans" - Winfield Scott, General, U.S. Army Placed here by the officers and men of the Third Armored . . . — Map (db m19646) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Memorial to Marylanders Killed in War with Mexico"Watson Monument"
1846-7-8 Erected by the Maryland Association of Veterans of Mexican War 1903 [tablet 2] Association of the Veterans of the Mexican War 1846-7-8 Surviving members 1903 Of the Army. John A. Reese, Samuel C. Love, John A. Love, John . . . — Map (db m81626) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Owings Mills — In Memory of William Maxwell Wood, MD
Surgeon General United States Navy, born in Baltimore, Maryland May 21, 1809 and died at Owings Mills, Maryland March 1, 1880. He served his country well. And in memory of Rosemary Carson, his wife, born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania November 9, . . . — Map (db m2071) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — This Bell
This bell originally hung in a monastery in Mexico. Brought to America during the Mexican War, 1846. Served as fire alarm in Cambridge until 1883. — Map (db m3970) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — General George W. Getty, U.S.A.
George Washington Getty was born in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1819. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy in West Point in 1840 and served in Michigan at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was a captain of artillery in the Mexican War (1847-48), . . . — Map (db m113877) HM WM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Greenbelt — Toaping Castle(Circa 1750)
On this site Isaac, Charles and Nathan Walker erected a large white oak log house, named for their ancestral stronghold in Scotland which the three brothers had fled after the failure of attempts to unseat George I, King of England as ruler of . . . — Map (db m3621) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Charlotte Hall — Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N.
(1807–1877) Born Charles County. Attended Charlotte Hall Mil. Academy. US Navy – Mexican War. Practiced Law. Commissioned in CSN 1861. Captained CSS Sumter. Later commanded CSS Alabama. Most successful raider with 82 naval victories. . . . — Map (db m942) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Boonsboro — Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno
(front) 9th Army Corps. September 14, 1862. Reno. (west side) This monument marks the spot where Major Gen. Jesse Lee Reno, commanding 9th Army Corps U.S. Vol’s, was killed in battle Sept. 14, 1862. (south . . . — Map (db m389) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Sharpsburg — Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun
Although of Mexican War vintage this smoothbore was still being used by many Confederate batteries at Antietam. — Map (db m67860) HM
Maryland (Wicomico County), Salisbury — Gen. John Henry Winder, C.S.A.1800-1865
Born near Nanticoke, John Henry Winder was successively a graduate and instructor at West Point. A veteran of the Seminole and Mexican wars, Gen. Winder joined the Confederacy in 1861, and eventually directed all Confederate military prisons east of . . . — Map (db m3858) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Henry David Thoreau
was imprisoned for one night in a jail on this site, July, 1846 for refusing to recognize the right of the state to collect taxes from him in support of slavery – an episode made famous in his essay “Civil Disobedience.” — Map (db m82325) HM
Michigan (Saint Joseph County), Centreville — Centreville Civil War Monument
. . . — Map (db m74941) WM
Mississippi (Alcorn County), Corinth — William P. RogersBattery Robinett
(front) Rogers Erected by the Texas Div. United Daughters of the Confederacy the surviving members of the family, and admiring friends August 15, A.D. 1912. (back) William P. Rogers A native of Alabama . . . — Map (db m89042) HM WM
Mississippi (Hancock County), Gainesville — Gainesville Volunteers
In 1860, John Deason, a Mexican War Veteran, organized a militia company here. The "Gainesville Volunteers" entered Confederate service in 1861 as Co. G. of the Third Mississippi Infantry. During the Civil War the unit served in the Gulf Coast . . . — Map (db m8755) HM
Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — The Eagle and Bowman Hotels
Two of Jackson’s historic hotels once stood at this site. The Eagle Hotel, originally a tavern, was built in 1823. Andrew Jackson was a guest here in 1840. Alexander McClung, editor and Mexican War hero, committed suicide at the hotel in 1855. The . . . — Map (db m51178) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Jefferson Davis
Authorized on February 22, 1848, by President James K. Polk, this camp was situated on a peninsula just south of Pascagoula called Greenwood Island. The camp grounds consisted of several buildings, including a hospital, parade ground, and . . . — Map (db m102205) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848
After the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February, 1848, ending the Mexican War, 80,000 US Troops returned to the US for reassignment or discharge. To alleviate the crowded port conditions of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, and St. . . . — Map (db m102309) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Lawson – Military Hospital on Greenwood Island – 1848
Named in honor of Thomas Lawson, the Surgeon General of the Army, it was staffed by the Chief Medical Officer of Twiggs' Brigade, Surgeon John B. Porter, and Assistant Surgeons Glover Perin and Lyman Stone, U.S. Army. Located on the southern point . . . — Map (db m102360) HM

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