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Mexican-American War Monument

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
1. Mexican-American War Monument
Inscription.  
(north side)
To the
soldiers
of the
Mexican
War

(east side)
Vera Cruz,
Cerro Gordo,
Huamantla,
Puebla,
Atlixco,
Valley of Mexico.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Cemeteries marker series.
 
Location. 40° 3.514′ N, 75° 9.214′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Limekiln Pike and Haines Street (69th Avenue). Marker is located within the Philadelphia National Cemetery grounds, on the left-hand side after entering through the main gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6909 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia PA 19138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); In The Battle of Germantown (within shouting distance of this marker); Address by President Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Mexican-American War Monument<br>(<i>north name panel</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
2. Mexican-American War Monument
(north name panel)
U.S.C.T. Burials in the National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 800 feet away); Village of La Mott (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Philadelphia National Cemetery
 
Also see . . .
1. Philadelphia National Cemetery - Mexican-American War Monument. The Mexican War Monument is a marble obelisk that was erected by the Scott Legion in honor of 38 men who served and died in that conflict. The men were originally buried at Glenwood Cemetery and were re-interred at Philadelphia National Cemetery in 1927. The date of dedication is unknown. (Submitted on July 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Mexican–American War (Wikipedia). In 1845, newly elected U.S. President James K. Polk made a proposition to purchase Alta California and Santa Fe de Nuevo México from Mexico, and to agree upon the Rio Grande river as the southern border of United States. When that offer was rejected,
Mexican-American War Monument<br>(<i>west name panel</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
3. Mexican-American War Monument
(west name panel)
President Polk moved U.S. troops commanded by Major General Zachary Taylor further south into the disputed Nueces Strip. In 1846, after Polk ordered Taylor's troops into the disputed territory, Mexican forces attacked an American Army outpost in the occupied territory and laid siege to an American fort along the Rio Grande. Polk cited this attack as an invasion of U.S. territory and requested that the Congress declare war. (Submitted on July 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
Mexican-American War Monument<br>(<i>east name panel</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
4. Mexican-American War Monument
(east name panel)
Mexican-American War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
5. Mexican-American War Monument
A three-sided, sculptured obelisk with a list of names, ranks and dates inscribed on each side, and an eagle perched on top.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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