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ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA

San Pasqual Battlefield Monuments

Located at San Pasqual Battlefield State Park.

The first of the two markers shown here, consisting of a bronze plaque attached to a large boulder, was erected by the State of California to honor the American casualities of the Battle of San Pasqual. The wording of the plaque reads as follows:

THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
HONORS WITH THIS MONUMENT
THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS
WHO, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF
BRIG.-GENERAL STEPHEN W. KEARNY,
CAPTAIN ABRAHAM R. JOHNSTON,
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN D. MOORE,
EDWARD F. BEALE, U.S.N.
AND
KIT CARSON, THE SCOUT,
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE BATTLE OF SAN PASQUAL
BETWEEN THE AMERICANS AND THE MEXICANS
DECEMBER 6-10, 1846
CAPTAIN ABRAHAM R. JOHNSTON
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN D. MOORE
LIEUTENANT THOMAS C. HAMMOND
SGT. JOHN COX
CORP. WM. C. WEST
PVT. GEO. ASHMEAD
PVT. JOS. T. CAMPBELL
PVT. JOHN DUNLOP
PVT. WM. DALTON
PVT. WM. C. LUCKY
PVT. SAMUEL T. REPOSE
PVT. JOS. B. KENNEDY
1ST SGT. OTIS T. MOORE
SGT. WM. WHITNESS
CORP. GEO. RAMSDALE
PVT. DAVID W. JOHNSON
PVT. WM. C. GOHLSTON
PVT. WM. H. FIEL
PVT. ROBERT S. GREGORY
PVT. HENRY BAKER
PVT. FRANCIS MENARD
THIS MONUMENT ERECTED AND DEDICATED
IN THE YEAR 1925

The second of the two markers, the "Beale - Carson Plaque," seen immediately above, stands at the foot of "Mule Hill." It depicts Lt. Beale and frontier scout Kit Carson arriving in San Diego to obtain relief for Kearny and his men, who were besieged by the Californios December 7-11, 1846. The hill is now known as "Mule Hill" because the Americans, low on food, had to eat their mules.

(Thanks to Ron Hinricks of the San Pasqual Battlefield Association for photos and information.)


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