THE EXCHANGE AT PRESIDIO TUCSON

Upon approaching Tucson, Battalion commissary was in urgent need of resupply. Soldiers were on ¼ rations and animal fodder was waning.
 

Through diplomacy and good fortune, Lt Col. Cooke avoided combat with the Mexican garrison, who had relocated to the Mission San Xavier del Bac.
 

The Battalion camped at the Santa Cruz River December 16-18, 1846. They raised the U.S. flag for the first time over Tucson.
 

They conducted friendly trade of
European clothing for much needed
wheat and beans with local Tucson
merchants.

 

The Monument depicts three historical figures:
• Captain Jefferson Hunt, Commander, Co. A – pointing to where the U.S. flag is to be posted.

 

• Pvt. Christopher Layton, Co. C – carrying the U.S. flag. Layton later returned to become a colonizer and
community leader in Southern Arizona.

 

• Teodoro Ramirez- successful and respected Tucson merchant inspecting trading goods.
 

The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation was founded in 1987 to sponsor the building of the Monument which was erected and
dedicated in December 1996.

 

The Monument honors the men and women involved in the historic peaceful exchange between Anglo-American and Hispanic cultures.

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Captain Jefferson Hunt

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Upon approaching Tucson, Battalion commissary was in urgent need of resupply. Soldiers were on ¼ rations and animal fodder was waning.
 

Through diplomacy and good fortune, Lt Col. Cooke avoided combat with the Mexican garrison, who had relocated to the Mission San Xavier del Bac.
 

The Battalion camped at the Santa Cruz River December 16-18, 1846. They raised the U.S. flag for the first time over Tucson.
 

They conducted friendly trade of European clothing for much needed wheat and beans with local Tucson
merchants.

 

The Monument depicts three historical figures:
 

Captain Jefferson Hunt, Commander, Co. A  pointing to where the U.S. flag is to be posted.
 

Pvt. Christopher Layton, Co. C – carrying the U.S. flag. Layton later returned to become a colonizer and
community leader in Southern Arizona.

 

Teodoro Ramirez- successful and respected Tucson merchant inspecting trading goods.
 

The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation was founded in 1987 to sponsor the building of the Monument which was erected and
dedicated in December 1996.

 

The Monument honors the men and women involved in the historic peaceful exchange between Anglo-American and Hispanic cultures.

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HUNT.jpg

Captain Jefferson Hunt

LAYTON.jpg

Pvt. Christopher Layton, Co. C

TED.jpg

Teodoro Ramirez