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Mormon Battalion

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, March 1, 2002
1. Mormon Battalion Marker
Inscription.
No. 7
Dedicated
in commemoration
the heroic sacrifice and
history-making achievements
of the
Mormon Battalion
"whose march over 2000 miles
from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego
help to win California for the Union
and open a new road to the Pacific
over desert wastes"
began July 16, 1846
completed January 29, 1847.
"History may be searched in vain
for an equal march of infantry."
-U.S. Army Records

 
Erected by San Diego County Company Daughters of Utah Pioneers, W.P.A. Art Project of Southern California. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Mormon Battalion, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 32° 45.432′ N, 117° 11.648′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Presidio Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2811 Jackson Street, 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 (here, next to this marker); Services of the Mormon Battalion (here,
Mormon Battalion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
2. Mormon Battalion Memorial
next to this marker); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the 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.
 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Mormon Battalion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 1, 2002
3. Mormon Battalion Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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