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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mexican War

 
 
Mexican War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Mexican War Marker
Inscription.  

War with Mexico was the result of the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States in March 1845, which the Mexican government regarded as an act of war since they had refused to recognize Texas' independence. Following the capture of the Citadel of Chapultepec by the American Army, the President of Mexico resigned and the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo was signed in early 1848. It was in this war that the beginnings of close cooperation between the Army and Navy became effective in the form of transport, coastal blockade, and the capture of important coastal towns. Under the treaty, the Rio Grande became the boundary between Mexico and the United States, and all or parts of seven states were ceded to the U.S., and Mexico received $15 million for the land.

[Image caption reads]
Battle of Buena Vista
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1845.
 
Location. 36° 

"The Mississippi Rifles" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 1, 2021
2. "The Mississippi Rifles"
The painting included in the marker is by noted artist Kenneth Riley. It shows U.S. troops from Mississippi (under Col. Jefferson Davis) at the Battle of Buena Vista.
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26.009′ N, 94° 13.786′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); The Alamo (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Medal (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Star Medal (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Mexican-American War. U.S. History website entry (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Mexican War. Texas State Historical Association website entry (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. A Guide to the Mexican War. Library of Congress listing (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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