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Mexican War Monument

 
 
Mexican War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
1. Mexican War Monument
Inscription.
(side 1)
Erected
to the memory of

Capt. W.B. Allen J.R. Burkett W.M. Alford F. Glover W. Rhodes A.J. Pratt A.J. Gibson A.J. Eaton Lt. L.M. Putman J.H. Sanders J.A. Hill S.B. Porter E.W. Thomas J.F Coffee R.D. Willis J.H. Turner B.H. Dalton J.H. Johnson P.H. Martin J.H Elliott B. Soaper E. Prior J.H. Allison H. Collins W.H. Robinson J.M.L. Campbell

of the 1st Regiment
Tennessee Volunteers
who fell on the 21st Sept 1846
at the capture of
Monterey
by the American Army
under the command of
Maj. Gen Z. Taylor
And of all Tennesseans who
died of wound or diseases
received or contracted during
their service in the war
with Mexico


(side 2)
This column:
Erected by the
grateful countrymen
of the
citizen soldiers
who gave their lives a
willing sacrifice
at their country's call
May it be held
sacred
by posterity
and inspire future
generations with love of
Valor and Patriotism.


(side 3)
Let
posterity remember
that the valor of the
citizen soldier
scaled the Rocky Mountains
planted our eagles on the
shores
Mexican War Monument (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
2. Mexican War Monument (side 1)
of the Pacific
doubled our country's
area and
opened a new path to the
commerce of Asia.

Erected by: L.W. Kirby 1849
Rebuilt by Jas. E. Sloan & Co.
under resolution of the Gen.
Assembly of Tenn. A.D. 1895


(side 4)
Died of Disease

S.H. Allen M. Socwell J. Billingsly J. Farris L. Garrett J. Goodman J.M. Gray S. G. Keltner W.W. Lindsey E. Tucker J.W. Walker A. Boswell A.L. Lindsey

How sleep the brave
who sink to rest
by all their country
wishes blest.

Liet. G. H. Nixon died
July 4th 1887
Pvt. Lemuel B Askew
Born 1803
Died 1851

 
Erected 1849.
 
Location. 35° 14.46′ N, 87° 20.104′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and North Military Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg TN 38464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skirmish at Lawrenceburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse - Lawrence County Tennessee
Mexican War Monument (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
3. Mexican War Monument (side 2)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Col. David Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of Tears Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James David Vaughn (within shouting distance of this marker); David Crockett's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneers in Textiles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Mexican War Monument (side 3) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
4. Mexican War Monument (side 3)
Mexican War Monument (side 4) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
5. Mexican War Monument (side 4)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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