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Near Picacho in Pinal County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers

 
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
1. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  
Lieut. James Barrett – Co. A.
Private George Johnson – Co. A.
Private William S. Leonard - Co. D
1st California Cavalry Volunteers
killed April 15, 1862 at Picacho Pass.
In only battle of the Civil War
fought in Arizona Territory
 
Erected 1928 by Arizona Pioneers Historical Society and Southern Pacific Railroad Co.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 1934.
 
Location. 32° 38.744′ N, 111° 24.033′ W. Marker is near Picacho, Arizona, in Pinal County. Marker is just south of the Picacho Peak State Park visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picacho AZ 85141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormon Battalion Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail / Camp 21: El Aquituni (approx. 1.7 miles away); Red Rock Post Office (approx. 6 miles away); Stage Station and Homestead (approx. 12½ miles away); In Memory of Tom Mix (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
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Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
2. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
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Additional commentary.
1. Park closes in summer
Picacho Peak State Park closes during the summer months (typically from around mid-May to mid-September); it is open the rest of the year.
    — Submitted April 11, 2014, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.
 
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harold Colson, April 5, 2014
3. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 16, 2010
4. Memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers Marker
View is of left side of monument looking south towards Picacho Peak.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,362 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on April 11, 2014, by Harold Colson of San Diego, California.   4. submitted on January 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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