|250 South Cemetery Avenue|
Postal Code: 37066
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This listing is solely for the 55 names inscribed on the Mexican War Memorial located at the west end of the main drive in Gallatin City Cemetery.
Most of the soldiers listed are buried elsewhere, however three who were killed in the Battle of Monterrey are interred beneath the monument: Julius Calvin Elliott, Isaac Inman Elliott and Peter Hynds Martin.
The limestone monument, 24 feet in height, was completed in 1850, with major restoration undertaken in 2000 by the Sumner County Historical Society. Three panels list the names of the 55 soldiers. A fourth panel bears the following tribute:
"This monument was erected by the liberality of the citizens of the County of Sumner to the memory of her patriotic sons who sacrificed their lives in defense of the flag of their country in the war with Mexico in 1846, 1847 & 1848. Glory followed in their train, and by death was increased. Their fame is all that survives them. In their graves all their remembrances are buried. Virtuous and esteemed in life, they have become glorious and immortal in death. May our country never feel the want of such heroes."
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