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Services of the Mormon Battalion

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
1. Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker
Inscription. The historic march of the Mormon Battalion -- -- More than 2000 miles through the wilderness -- -- was made in fulfillment of official U.S. orders. Brigham Young, Prophet – Leader of the Mormons, personally recruited these troops. The Battalion blazed the first wagon trail to the Pacific over the Southern Route, was instrumental in acquiring the vast southwestern empire for the United States; and raised the Stars and Stripes for the first time over Fort Tucson and Fort Moore. Later some of the these men helped in the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill while working their way back to Salt Lake City to rejoin Brigham Young and their families. Lt. Col. P. St. George Cooke, not a Mormon, praised his men, saying: “History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.432′ N, 117° 11.648′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Presidio Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located at the top of the hill west of Presidio Drive in Presidio Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mormon Battalion at San Diego
Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
2. Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker
(here, next to this marker); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); Mormon Battalion (here, next to this marker); Women of the Mormon Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Sylvester Pattie (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casa de Carrillo (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Diego Presidio Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .  The Mormon Battalion. (Submitted on December 12, 2008.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker
Services of the Mormon Battalion Marker is at lower left.
Mormon Battalion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 1, 2002
4. Mormon Battalion Memorial
Statue at the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
5. Statue at the Marker
Close Up of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
6. Close Up of Statue
Detail from Mural image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 1, 2002
7. Detail from Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,624 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page was the Marker of the Week September 14, 2014. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5, 6. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.
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