August 16, 2007
Located seven miles south of Saltillo, Mexico, is this large stone monument commemorating the February 1847 Battle of Buena Vista. The Mexican War battle, which was a U.S. victory, made General Zachary Taylor a national hero. Among the U.S. troops participating in the victory was part of the regiment from Arkansas. Archibald Yell, colonel of the regiment, was killed on the field at Buena Vista.