#0651 Site of the Battle of Natividad


#0651 Site of the Battle of Natividad

Site information:

S of intersection of San Juan Grade Rd and Crazy Horse Canyon Rd, Salinas

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque


Plaque text:

Battle of Natividad

Combined American forces under Captains Charles D. Burrass (or Burroughs) and Bluford K. Thompson clashed with Comandante Manuel de Jesús Castro's Californians in this vicinity on November 16, 1846. Casualties on each side consisted of several men killed and wounded. The Americans saved a large herd of horses for Lt. Col. John C. Frémont, who then later proceeded south to participate in the Armistice at Cahuenga in January 1847.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Monterey County Historical Society and the County of Monterey, November 16, 1958. Rededication by Monterey-Viejo No. 1846, E Clampus Vitus, October 29, 1983.

Registered 7/1/1958