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AUSTIN, TEXAS

"In Memory of the Officers of the United States Army Who Fell in the War with Mexico"

Bronze plaque erected 1910 by National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Texas. Located in foyer of the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas.

This large bronze tablet contains the names of 141 officers, volunteer and regular, who fell in combat during the 1846-1848 War with Mexico. It is located on the left-hand side of the south entrance foyer of the Texas State Capitol Building (above, left) Marble letters inset in the floor immediately below the plaque recall the Battle of Palo Alto (below, left).

(Thanks to DMWV member Steven Butler for providing both photographs and information and for transcribing the names of the 141 officers.)


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DMWV National Office
P.O. Box 461941
Garland, TX 75046-1941

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