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Colonia San Diego Churubusco in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847

Battle of Churubusco

 
 
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Inscription.  
Á la memoria
de los ilustres y esforzados mexicanos
que combatiendo en defensa de su patria
le hicieron el sacrificio de sus vidas
en este mismo lugar
el dia 20 de agosto de 1847
La Nacion Mexicana
Consagra este monumento
de gratitud de honor y de gloria
siendo Presidente de la Republica
Ig. Comonfort
1856.

Luis Martinez de Castro
Rafael Oliva
Pascual Merás
Agustin Gutierres

Strenvis Civibvs
qvi pro patria vitam magna cvm lavde
in praelio profvnderant
XIII. kai. septemb
A.D. MDCCCXLVII
Mexic. resp
tanti beneficii memor
tantvmove exemplvm posteris praebems
H.M.C.
Vota pvblica
Eivso reip. svmm. praeses
Ig. Comonfort
adimplere cvravit
A.D. MDCCCLVI

Francisco Peñuñuri
Paz Montes de Oca
José Ma. Gonzales

English translation:
To the memory of the
illustrious and brave Mexicans
that, fighting in defense of their country,
sacrificed their lives to her
in this very place
on August 20, 1847
The Mexican Nation
Dedicates this monument
of gratitude, honor and
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glory,
under President of the Republic
Ignacio Comonfort
1856.

Luis Martinez de Castro
Rafael Oliva
Pascual Merás
Agustin Gutierres

Latin translation of the monument dedication.

Francisco Peñuñuri
Paz Montes de Oca
José María Gonzales



 
Erected 1856.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American.
 
Location. 19° 21.263′ N, 99° 8.934′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia San Diego Churubusco. Memorial is on 20 de Agosto, on the right when traveling west. The monument is outside of the Ex-Convent of San Mateo in Churubusco. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 04120, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Patrick Battalion Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon Trotsky’s Funeral Column (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Agustín Lara (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); House of Hernán Cortés
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
(approx. 1.5 kilometers away); The Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847. The Battle of Churubusco was fought here on August 20, 1847. Mexican forces lost to the Americans here in a desperate attempt to prevent them from getting closer to Mexico City, only some 5 miles away. American forces outnumbered the Mexicans by about two-to-one, with the Americans having a troop strength of almost 8,000. The Mexicans lost around 260 killed in action and some 500 wounded. Almost 2,000 were captured, including the remaining members of the Saint Patrick's Battalion. The Americans lost around 160 killed in the battle and almost 800 wounded.
 
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
3. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
4. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
5. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
6. Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 Marker
The reverse of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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