Escondido in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
An Incident of the Mexican War
Location. 33° 5.361′ N, 116° 58.989′ W. Marker is in Escondido, California, in San Diego County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the path between the parking area and Visitor Center at the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido CA 92025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Pasqual (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Pasqual Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); Mule Hill (approx. 5˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. Ramona Town Hall (approx. 7.6 miles away); Theophile Verlaque House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Verlaque House (1886) (approx. 7.6 miles away); Daley Ranch (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Escondido.
Regarding An Incident of the Mexican War. This site has been designated as California Registered State Historic Landmark No.533:
While marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons under the command of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny was met on this site by native California lancers under the command of General Andrés Pico. In this battle, fought on December 6, 1846, severe losses were incurred by the American forces. The native Californians withdrew after Kearny had rallied his men on the field. Gallant action on the part of both forces characterized the Battle of San Pasqual, one of the significant actions during the Mexican War of 1846-1848.
Also see . . .
1. The California State Military Museum: The Battle of San Pasqual. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Find-A-Grave: San Pasqual Battlefield Monument. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Military • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.