NO. 533 SAN PASQUAL BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC PARK - 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 Andrés 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.
Highway 78 (Milepost 25.1) at Old Pasqual Road, 7 Miles Southeast of Escondido in San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
Museum Location: 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road Escondido, CA 92027 --------------------------- Operating Hours Saturday & Sunday only 10:00am to 4:00pm Nov.- March 10:00am to 5:00 pm April - October Park Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
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