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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Maryland Soldiers Monument (Watson Monument)

Located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland at the intersection of North Avenue and Mount Royal Terrace.

This bronze and granite monument was erected in 1903 by the Maryland Association of Veterans of the Mexican War to honor Col. William Watson, who died at the Battle of Monterrey and other Maryland soldiers who died in the War with Mexico. It originally stood at the intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Lanville Street. It was moved to its present location in 1930.

Bronze plaques on the sides of the monument record the names of 1.) those killed in battle; 2.) the surviving members of the Association; 3.) deceased members of the Association; 4.) members of the monument committee.

The bronze figure of Colonel Watson was sculpted by Edward Berge.

(Thanks to DMWV member Henry K. Bowers for providing both the photograph and information.)


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If you know of a Mexican War monument or memorial that honors a particular veteran or group of veterans (U.S. or Mexican), please send details, along with a color photograph if possible, to:

DMWV National Office
P.O. Box 461941
Garla, TX 75046-1941

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