The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion

The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (HMZ38)

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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1840 - 1848

In the midst of preparations for their exodus to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon pioneers were asked by the United States government to enlist a battalion of 500 volunteers for service in the war with Mexico. These troops started from western Iowa in July, 1846, and arrived in San Diego January 29, 1847. Completing the longest infantry march in history, this expedition helped win the war, prepared the way for colonization of the southwest, opened new trade routes, and strengthened distant national boundaries.
HM NumberHMZ38
Year Placed1969
Placed ByNational Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:05pm 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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