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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, San Diego County, California

Mormon Battalion Memorial

As inscribed on the front of the memorial:

"In memory of the Mormon Battalion whose members made the longest military march in U.S. History of over 2,000 miles from Iowa to San Diego in 1846-1847 during the war with Mexico.

Albert Warren Dunham
Private - Company B

23 May 1828 - 11 May 1847

Lydia Ann Edmunds Hunter
Wife of Captain Jesse Hunter
Company B
22 January 1823 - 26 April 1847

Lydia Hunter and Private Albert Dunham were buried in a cemetery in the La Playa area of Point Loma and were moved to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with other military personnel in 1887."

As inscribed on the back of the memorial:

"Lydia Hunter died from complications resulting from the birth of her only child, a son named Diego Hunter, the first American born in San Diego. Diego was born 20 April 1847, Lydia died 6 days later.

May we honor her and each of those women who served with the Mormon Battalion. We also pay tribute to the many others that sent their sons, husbands and brothers into the service of their country during the war with Mexico, 1846-1847."

 

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