Of all the States, New Mexico hosts what is arguably the longest segment of the original Mormon Battalion Trail. The Battalion entered the northeast corner of Nuevo Mexico on 27 September 1846, following the Cimmaron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail. Leaving Santa Fe, they traveled south along the Rio Grande, following the old Spanish El Camino Real before turning west to exit via New Mexico's extreme southwest corner on 30 November.
Curiously, little has been done in New Mexico to recognize and commemorate the Battalion's feat. We have a distinctive monument along Interstate 25 between Santa Fe and Albuquerque that was re-erected and rededicated in 1996 (it had been in storage since the original highway was realigned when I-25 was first constructed!), but little else.
We are involved in:
You are invited to become a 21st Century Pioneer by joining us in this effort. For more information and to receive an invitation to attend an organizational meeting, please contact the Interim
The Battalion Trek has come to a successful conclusion!
Visit two top-notch local Civil War reenactment groups that also do the occasional Mexican War impression:
1st New Mexico Volunteer Infantry
"Kit Carson's Own"
Artillery Company of New Mexico
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