California Historical Landmarks in Monterey County
California Historical Landmark 651
Battle of Natividad Site
San Juan Grade and Crazy Horse Canyon Road
Combined American forces under Captains Charles D. Burrass (or Burroughs) and Bluford K. Thompson clashed with Comandante 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.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 651
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Monterey County Historical Society and the County of Monterey, November 16, 1958. Rededicated by Monterey-Viejo No. 1846, E Clampus Vitus, October 29, 1983.