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In Memory of the Mormon Battalion

 
 
In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
1. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker
Inscription. whose members made the longest military march in U.S. History of over 2000 miles from Iowa to San Diego in 1846 – 1847 during the war with Mexico.

Albert Warren Dunham
Private – Company B
23 May 1828 – 11 May 1847

Lydia Ann Edmunds Hunter
Wife of Captain Jesse Hunter
Company B
22 January 1823 – 26 April 1847

Lydia Hunter and Private Albert Dunham were buried in a cemetery in the La Playa area of Point Loma and were moved to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with other military personnel in 1887.
 
Location. 32° 41.374′ N, 117° 14.664′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in northeast section of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual (here, next to this marker); Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Holy Mass Celebrated in California (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Chapel, Building 213
In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
2. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker
In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual Marker is at the left. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker is just to the right.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moreton Bay Fig (approx. half a mile away); Buque Escuela Juan Sebastian de Elcano (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-American
 
In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
3. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker
In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 30, 2015
4. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker
In Memory of the Heros of the Battle of San Pasqual Marker is at the left. In Memory of the Mormon Battalion Marker is just to the right. And, the USS Bennington Memorial is at the far right.
Mexican War<br>U.S. Mormon Battallon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
5. Mexican War
U.S. Mormon Battallon
Close-up of medallion on marker
Albert Dunham and Lydia Hunter image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
6. Albert Dunham and Lydia Hunter
Close-up of image on marker
Women of the Mormon Batallion<br>1846-1848 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
7. Women of the Mormon Batallion
1846-1848
Close-up of medallion on reverse of marker
Lydia Hunter image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
8. Lydia Hunter

Lydia Hunter Died
From complications
Resulting from the
birth of her only
child, a son named
Diego Hunter, the
first American born
in California. Diego
was born on 29 April
1847. Lydia died 6
Days Later

May we honor her
and each of those
women who served
with the Mormon
Battalion. We also
pay tribute to the
many others that
sent their sons,
husbands, and
Brothers into the
service of their
country during the
War with Mexico in
1846-1847
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 20, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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