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To the Heroes

 
 
To the Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. To the Heroes Marker
South face
Inscription. (South face):
To the Heroes
of the Federal Army, who fell
at the Battle of Valverde.
Fought with the Rebels
February 21, 1862

(West face):
To the Heroes
of the Federal Army, who fell
at the Battles of Caņon Del
Apache and Pigeon's Rancho
(La Glorieta) fought with the
Rebels March 28, 1862, and to
those who fell at the Battle
fought with the Rebels at
Peralta, April 15, 1862.

(North face):
To the Heroes
Who have fallen in the
Various battles with
Indians in the Territory
of New Mexico.

(East face):
Erected
By the People of New Mexico
Through their Legislatures
of 1866 – 7 – 8
May the Union be Perpetual

 
Erected 1868 by The People of New Mexico Through their Legislatures.
 
Location. 35° 41.242′ N, 105° 56.311′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from East San Francisco Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the center of Santa Fe Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
To the Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
2. To the Heroes Marker
North face
. U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 (within shouting distance of this marker); La Castrense (within shouting distance of this marker); End of Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Annexation of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spitz Clock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
To the Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. To the Heroes Marker
West face
To the Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
4. To the Heroes Marker
East face
To the Heroes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
5. To the Heroes Monument
Plaque outside fence of To The Heroes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
6. Plaque outside fence of To The Heroes Monument
Monument texts reflect the character of the times in which they are written and the temper of those who wrote them. This monument was dedicated in 1868 near the close of a period of intense strife which pitted northerner against southerner, Indian against white, Indian against Indian. Thus, we see on this monument, as in other records, the use of such terms as "savage" and "rebel". Attitudes change and prejudices hopefully dissolve.
To the Heroes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
7. To the Heroes Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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