Taylor Camp Site, 1846

Taylor Camp Site, 1846 (HM27OB)

Location: Kingsville, TX 78363 Kleberg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 29.257', W 97° 52.077'

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In 1846 Zachary Taylor's army marched from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande. On March 10, 11, 12, 13, the four regiments in succession camped at this spot on Santa Gertrudis Creek.

War with Mexico over the boundary of Texas began soon. The first battles—Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma—occurred near present Brownsville. General Mariano Arista led the Mexican army.

The results of the war: the boundary of Texas was fixed at the Rio Grande; the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo gave the United States New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California; a notable group of men got training for later public service. Of the 251 officers camped here, many rose to national fame.

The Honor Roll

Twelve leaders in the Texas battles gave name to United States forts in Texas: Wm. G. Belknap, Jacob Brown, J.E. Blake, W.W.S. Bliss, Theodore L. Chadbourne, James Duncan, Clinton R. Gates, Zebulon P.M. Inge, George T. Mason, J.B. McIntosh, Samuel Ringgold, William Jenkins Worth.

Many who camped here became commanders of great armies in the Civil War. Among them: Angur, Bee, Bragg, Kirby-Smith, Longstreet, Meade, Pemberton, Reynolds, Twiggs, Whistler.

Two of them—Zachary Taylor and Ulysses Simpson Grant—became President of the United States.
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HM NumberHM27OB
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee & Kleberg County Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 611832 N 3040955
Decimal Degrees27.48761667, -97.86795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 29.257', W 97° 52.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 29' 15.42" N, 97° 52' 4.6199999999999" W
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Area Code(s)361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2602 S 6th St, Kingsville TX 78363, US
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