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Near Hillsboro in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Battalion Historical Marker

 
 
Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker
Inscription.  "History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry"

Lt. Col. Cooke

The Mormon Battalion, of some 500 men marched through this area during November of 1846. The march covered over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California.
 
Erected 1988.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion series list.
 
Location. 32° 39.983′ N, 107° 31.05′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on State Road 27 at milepost 8.1, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro NM 88042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Valley (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Monument is about 30 inches tall, and if the grass is tall, you may not be able to see from the road.
 
Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker
Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Mormon Battalion Historical Marker Marker
View east from highway 27. Marker is in center of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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