#0533 San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park


#0533 San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

Site information:

15808 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido

The state park location is shown here as the main museum building.


Plaque information:

State plaque is on park grounds, but in a fairly inconvenient place. 


Private plaque also exists.

State plaque text:

San Pasqual Battlefield

While marching to the conquest and occupation of California during the Mexican War, a detachment of 1st U.S. Dragoons under the command of Brigadier General Stephen W. Kearny was met on this site by native California lancers under the command of General Andres Pico. In this battle, fought on December 6, 1846, severe losses were incurred by the American forces. The native Californians withdrew after Kearny had rallied his men on the field. Gallant action on the part of both forces characterized the Battle of San Pasqual, one of the significant actions during the Mexican War of 1846-1848.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission, December 6, 1962

Private plaque text:

The State of California honors with this monument the American soldiers who, under the leadership of Brig.-Gen. 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 battles of San Pasqual between the Americans and the Mexicans, December 6-10, 1846.
Captain Abraham R. Johnston
Captain Benjamin D. Moore
Lieutenant Thos. 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. Rapole
Pvt. Jos. B. Kennedy
1st Sgt. Otis L. Moore
Sgt. Wm. Whitness
Corp. Geo. Ramsdale
Pvt. David W. Johnson
Pvt. Wm. C. Gholston
Pvt. Wm. H. Fiel
Pvt. Robt. S. Gregory
Pvt. Henry Baker
Pvt. Francis Menard

This monument erected and dedicated in the year 1925.

Registered 1/22/1954