Mormon Battalion
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 31° 37.577 W 110° 10.439
12R E 578337 N 3499309
Quick Description: Though it never fought a battle, the Mormon Battalion, a volunteer unit in the 1846 U.S. campaign against Mexico, earned a place in the history of the West.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2010 5:40:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM8T6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 12

Long Description:
Mormon Battalion
LDS Church
Inscription.

The Narrows
Dec 12 1846
Battle of the Bulls

Erected 1960

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The Mormon Battalion's only engagement of the war, the Battle of the Bulls, occurred December 11, 1846, when several of the battalion's hunters opened fire on wild cattle that had stampeded into the rear companies. The toll was ten to fifteen bulls killed, two mules gored to death, three men wounded. When the battalion later neared Tucson, Mexican soldiers and residents chose to flee rather than fight.
Marker Name: Mormon Battalion

Type of history commemorated: Event

County: Cochise

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Post 16


Year placed: 1960

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