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CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

Army of Occupation Monument

Army of Occupation Monument

Army of Occupation Monument

Located in old Bayview Cemetery, on the edge of downtown Corpus Christi.

This simple granite monument honors 69 U.S. soldiers, members of Gen. Zachary Taylor's "Army of Occupation," who are known to have died at Corpus Christi between August 1845 and March 1846 and were buried in Old Bayview Cemetery (but whose precise gravesites are unknown). It was erected by the Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (DMWV) and formally dedicated on Sept. 19, 2004. It also bears emblems representing the various divisions of the army, the DMWV seal, and the names of the DMWV President and Secretary, William Bozic and Rosa Gonzales, who were instrumental in having the monument erected.

The DMWV, and in particular Ms. Gonzales, was also instrumental in having veterans' grave markers placed in the cemetery in 2002, honoring the eight soldiers who died in the Dayton disaster, a steamboat explosion, in September 1845.


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If you know of a Mexican War monument or memorial that honors a particular veteran or group of veterans (U.S. or Mexican), please send details, along with a color photograph if possible, to:

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

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