Site of the Battle of Natividad

California State Historic Landmark 651

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#651 Battle of Natividad
Combined American forces under Captains Charles D. Burrass (or Burroughs) and Bluford K. Thompson clashed with Commandante Manuel de Jesus Castro's Californians in this vicinity on November 16, 1846. Casualties on each side consisted of several men killed and wounded. The Americans saved a large herd of horses for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, who then later proceeded south to participate in the armistice at Cahuenga in January 1847.

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SW corner of San Juan Grade (PM 4.9) and Crazy Horse Canyon Rd, 5.0 mi NE of Salinas.

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