Services of the Mormon Battalion

Services of the Mormon Battalion (HMZ37)

Location: San Diego, CA 92103 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.432', W 117° 11.648'

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The historic march of the Mormon Battalion — — More than 2000 miles through the wilderness — — was made in fulfillment of official U.S. orders. Brigham Young, Prophet - Leader of the Mormons, personally recruited these troops. The Battalion blazed the first wagon trail to the Pacific over the Southern Route, was instrumental in acquiring the vast southwestern empire for the United States; and raised the Stars and Stripes for the first time over Fort Tucson and Fort Moore. Later some of the these men helped in the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill while working their way back to Salt Lake City to rejoin Brigham Young and their families. Lt. Col. P. St. George Cooke, not a Mormon, praised his men, saying: "History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry."
HM NumberHMZ37
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 481815 N 3624387
Decimal Degrees32.75720000, -117.19413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.432', W 117° 11.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 25.92" N, 117° 11' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2752 Presidio Dr, San Diego CA 92103, US
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