Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Douglas in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Battalion

 
 
Mormon Battalion Passed by here in 1846 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Nuti, January 26, 2011
1. Mormon Battalion Passed by here in 1846 Marker
Inscription.  
Mormon
Battalion Passed
here
in 1846

 
Erected 1933 by LDS Scouts Troup 14.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 31° 21.555′ N, 109° 15.737′ W. Marker is near Douglas, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on Geronimo Trail, on the right when traveling east. Marker is East of the San Bernadillo Ranch. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas AZ 85607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Bernardino Ranch (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mormon Battalion (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Mormon Battalion.
In July 1846, under the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mormon Battalion. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Four Things to Know about the Journey of the Mormon Battalion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Website entry (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1.
Description from the Mormon Battalion Association, Map, Museums, and Trail Markers website.

More recent research shows that the Mormon Battalion trail actually ran about ½ mile south of the United States-Mexico border in this area, and that they actually camped about 2.7 miles south of here. On 2-3 December 1846, they rested and recuperated near the ruins of the ranch house of the San Bernardino Rancho, abandoned about 15 years earlier. That ranch straddled the current border, but the later Texas John Slaughter Ranch only included the part north of the border.
    — Submitted May 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Nuti, January 26, 2011
2. Mormon Battalion Marker
Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Nuti, January 26, 2011
3. Mormon Battalion Marker
Initials of Scouts involved in project
"The Mormon Battalion", by George Ottinger image. Click for full size.
via The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, unknown
4. "The Mormon Battalion", by George Ottinger
Church History Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona.   2. submitted on March 6, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona.   3. submitted on March 5, 2011, by James Nuti of Bisbee, Arizona.   4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=40693

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 23, 2024