Posted by: leadhiker
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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
Dec 12 1846
Battle of the Bulls
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
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Year placed: 1960
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