U.S. Mormon Battalion Trail
— Historical Landmark No. 7 —On November 28, 1896 the Mormon Battalion of the U. S. Army West crossed these mountains near this summit enroute to California during the Mexican War. Col. Cooke had dispatched scouts ahead to find the best route. An Indian guide, Charonneau, while scouting ahead was attacked by three grizzly bears. He killed one bear which provided meat for the troops.
|Placed By||Col. Fred M. Reese - C&CH US Mormon Battalion, Douglas Boy Scouts and Scout Troupe 414|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12R E 686524 N 3478599|
|Decimal Degrees||31.42706667, -109.03755000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 25.624', W 109° 2.253'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 25' 37.44" N, 109° 2' 15.18" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 105 Co Rd C106, Animas NM 88020, US|
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