North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mexican War Tribute
1846 — 1848
Dedicated to the brave men of
South Carolina who along with
other Patriots willingly
served that the Nation might
expand its western horizons.
Of these men who willingly
volunteered to fight a war in
a distant land at a time
when travel was primitive
and hazardous, it has truly
been said, "the cowards never
started and the weaklings
never got there."
Erected 1993 by North Augusta City Council , American Legion Post 71, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 33° 29.476′ N, 81° 58.335′ W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Memorial is on Georgia Avenue (Business U.S. 25) near West Clifton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in Wade Hampton Veterans Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Between The States Tribute (here, next to this marker); Spanish American War Tribute (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War (a few steps from this marker); World War I Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Viet Nam War Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
Regarding Mexican War Tribute. In the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.
In addition to a naval blockade of the Mexican coast, American forces invaded and conquered New Mexico, California and parts of northern Mexico. Another American army captured Mexico City, forcing Mexico to agree to the sale of its northern territories to the U.S.
Also see . . . Mexican–American War,From Wikipedia. Territorial expansion of the United States to the Pacific coast .... (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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