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Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The American Cemetery in Mexico City

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
1. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
Inscription.  
To the Honored Memory
of 750 Americans
Known but to God
Whose Bones Collected by
Their Country’s Order
Are here Buried

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 19° 26.489′ N, 99° 9.989′ W. Marker is in Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México. Virginia Fábregas 31, San Rafael, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, 06470. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia San Rafael, Ciudad de México 11370, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco Díaz Covarrubias (approx. half a kilometer away); Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); José Rosas Moreno (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Antonio Caso (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Guillermo Prieto (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); 400th Anniversary of the Virgin at Tepeyac (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); a different marker also named Guillermo Prieto (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Justo Arosemena (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia San Rafael.
 
Regarding The American Cemetery in Mexico City.
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
2. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
The cemetery entrance, note "U.S. National Cemetery" over the top of the gate.
Heavy fighting occurred near here on September 14, 1847 at the San Cosme gate that leads into the center of Mexico City. The remains of American soldiers were collected some three years after the war and many buried here. This monument was placed in 1851, at the same time as the cemetery was constructed. An additional 873 later burials of Americans are included in the niches of the one-acre cemetery. It is currently managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission and has been closed to new burials since 1923.
 
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 9, 2013
3. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kilburn Brothers, 1873
4. The American Cemetery in Mexico City Marker
Monument over the remains of 750 U.S. Soldiers, who fell in the Valley of Mexico during the Mexican War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on September 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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