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Gen James Gadsden
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
 

- MIKE ROUW 🚂
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
 

- JMW
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
 

- Ann
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013
 
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has the right to be the equal of every other man - if he can."*NOTE* Middlesex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts has two county seats. Lowell is one. What is the other one ?Do youall know of any other US Counties which do too?**********"They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies" . ~William Penn
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: May. 17, 2013
 
James Gadsden : Sir, you will be remembered as an American diplomat, soldier and businessman and namesake of the Gadsden Purchase, in which the United States purchased from Mexico the land that became the southern portion of Arizona and New Mexico. You served as Adjutant General of the U. S. Army from August 13, 1821-March 22, 1822, and held the rank of colonel in the US Army. You werecommonly known as General Gadsden but was only a two-star general. In 1853, you were appointed by the U.S. Government as the new American minister to Mexico, with instructions to purchase more land from Mexico for the prospective railroad route across southernmost New Mexico and Arizona, and to clear up the possibility of disputes over the location of the boundary between the two countries. You successfully carried out this mission by negotiating with the Mexican government in Mexico City for the purchase of more land from Mexico for southmost New Mexico and Arizona, and by establishing the boundary between the United States and Mexico as two long line segments between the Rio Grande at the westmost tip of Texas all the way to the Colorado River at the eastern boundary of California. This treaty is called the "Gadsden Treaty", and it led to the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico of about 30,000 square miles (78,000 km2) of land in northmost Mexico for $10,000,000. As events unfolded in the following decades, and well-over a century, the dreamed-up railroad just to the north of the Mexican border was never built. However, the land bought in the Gadsden Purchase later contained the site of Arizona's second largest city, Tucson, the minor cities and towns of Casa Grande, and Yuma, Arizona, Lordsburg and Deming, New Mexico, and it cleared up the status of the area north of the Gila River, that later became the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, and Tempe, Arizona. When it comes to the land well south of Phoenix where tentative plans had been made to build a transcontinental railroad, most of this is arid desertland that is not suitable for much human inhabitation. Nearly all of this Federally-owned land was, in the long run, set aside as a large, sparsely-inhabited American Indian reservation, testing and combat-practice ranges for the U.S. Air Force, the large Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, the Coronado National Forest, the Sonoran Desert National Monument, the Ironwood Forest National Monument, the Saguaro National Park, and the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation of the U.S. Army. thanks for your help in American history, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: May. 15, 2013
 

- MFPS
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
 

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Aug. 23, 2012
 

- C
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011
 
The Weekly Arizonian, 31 March 1859, Tubac, Arizona. Death of Gen James Gadsden. The newspapers in the States announce the death of Gen. Gadsden, of South Carolina, who died at his residence in Charleston on the 29th of December, last, aged sixty years. Appointed Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of the United States to Mexico, in 1853, General Gadsden's name is chiefly associated with the Treaty executed in 1854, between Mexico and the United States. That insturment is generally known as the "Gadsden Treaty." Under its provisions, the boundary-line between the two countries was defiinitely settled, a Commission was appointed to survey the line, and the 6th and 7th articles of the Treaty of Gaudaloupe(sic)-Hidalgo were abrogated; Mexico granting the free navigation of the Colorado river, and the Gulf of California; also relinquishing her title to the proposed territory of Arizona. The tract of country thus acquired was for a long time known as the "Gadsden Purchase." In consideration of the stipulation agreed upon on the part of Mexico, the United States guaranteed the payment to Mexican Government of the sum of ten millions of dollars. Mr. Gadsden, since his retirement from diplomatic life, has taken no active part in national affairs.
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Apr. 4, 2010
 

- grave hunter
 Added: Jan. 23, 2010
 

- b
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 
Thank you for serving!!
- LaDene
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 

- Suzy E.
 Added: May. 18, 2009
 
 

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