Battle of La Mesa - Vernon, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 34° 00.295 W 118° 13.845
11S E 386346 N 3763384
A plaque in front of the Vernon city hall about the Battle of La Mesa.
Waymark Code: WM9YY7
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 8

The monument is in front of the city hall. Present day Vernon was the city of the battle, which was part of the Mexican American War.

One plaque reads: "On this spot was fought the Battalla de La Mesa, Battle of La Mesa. January 9th, 1847. Commodore Robert Field Stockton, USN, in command of American forces and Gen. Jose Maria Flores commanding the Californians."

Another one reads: "Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles. Fought between the Americans and the Mexicans, Jan 9, 1847. Copy of Map in U.S. official records made by Lieutenant Emory who was engaged in this battle."

This one is weird, since the Battle of Los Angeles was fought later in the year. It might be a big typo.
Name of Battle:
Battle of Los Angeles

Name of War: Mexican American War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 01/09/1847

Parking: Not Listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

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