William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument

William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument (HM1RXM)

Location: Fort Bliss, TX 79906 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 48.435', W 106° 26.18'

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North face:

Buena Vista
W. W. S. Bliss
Lt. Col. U S Army
Born at Whitehall, N. Y.
August 17, 1815
Died at Pascagoula, Mississippi
August 5, 1853


West face:

Monterey
Admitted a Cadet at West Point 1829
Promoted Bvt. 2d LT 4th Infy July 1, 1833
Second LT March 31, 1834
Acting Assist. Professor of Mathematics
Military Academy
From Oct. 1834 to June 13, 1837
Assist. Professor
From June 1, 1837 to Jany 3, 1840


South face:

Resaca de la Palma
1st LT 4th Infty, Sept. 21, 1836
1st LT topographical Engineer July 7, 1838
Bvt Capt Staff Assist. Adjt. Genl.
Oct. 26, 1839 declined
Chief of Staff of the Army
under command of Major Genl. Taylor
in the Campaign of 1846-1847
War with Mexico


East face:

Palo Alto
Bvt Major May 9, 1846
For gallant and meritorious conduct
in the Battles of
Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma,
Texas
Bvt. Major Staff Assist Adjt Genl. July 7, 1846
Capt. Infantry July 12, 1846
Bvt. Lt Col Feb. 23, 1847
For gallant and meritorious conduct
in the Battle of
Buena Vista, Mexico
Degree of A.M. conferred by Dartmouth College, N. H. 1848
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Details
HM NumberHM1RXM
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 364041 N 3519969
Decimal Degrees31.80725000, -106.43633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 48.435', W 106° 26.18'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 48' 26.1" N, 106° 26' 10.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)915
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1446 Pershing Rd, Fort Bliss TX 79906, US
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