Mormon Battalion Monument

Mormon Battalion Monument (HM459)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 59.317', W 120° 26.516'

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While they were crossing the plains with their families, five hundred Mormon men were inducted into the United States Army in July, 1846 to aid in the war against Mexico in California. The Mormon Battalion marched 2,000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California - the longest infantry march in U. S. history. After they were discharged in 1847, some proceeded to what became known as Mormon Gulch, now Tuttletown. The Battalion panned for gold in Mormon Creek, often using baskets made by the Indians. Mormon Creek runs along the east side of Highway 49.
HM NumberHM459
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Mormon Battalion series.
Year Placed1995
Placed BySonora I & II Wards, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 724644 N 4207639
Decimal Degrees37.98861667, -120.44193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.317', W 120° 26.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 19.02" N, 120° 26' 30.96" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9408-9486 CA-49, Sonora CA 95370, US
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