The Mormon Battalion of the U.S. Army camped here enroute to California December 17, 1846. During the war with Mexico, on the longest infantry march of record, they were first to unfurl the flag of the United States in Tucson.————————————————— Hugh Dana, Bishop · Frank K. Pomeroy, 1st Counselor · Leland Glazier, 2nd counselor · J. Wallace Bond, Clerk · H. Thurber Payne, Asst.
This marker placed by Aaronic Priesthood, Mesa Third Ward, Maricopa Stake, J.R. Price, President, Charles E. Standage, Chairman.
Sons of Battalion
H.A. Brizee · Ed Boil · Dan Judd
(Inscription on skull)
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