1840 - 1848In 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.
|Placed By||National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 481815 N 3624387|
|Decimal Degrees||32.75720000, -117.19413333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 45.432', W 117° 11.648'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 45' 25.92" N, 117° 11' 38.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||619, 858, 760|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2752 Presidio Dr, San Diego CA 92103, US|
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