“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mesilla in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico

Fort Fillmore, Nov. 15th, 1854

Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico Marker
Inscription. I. The laws of the United States having been extended by proclamation over the Mesilla Valley and the territory recently acquired from the Republic of Mexico, the undersigned as military Commander of the same directs that Lt. Colonel Miles 3rd Infantry proceed to the town of Mesilla, with a part of the garrison of Fort Fillmore, and there hoist the National Flag at noon on this day.

II. The Flag will be honored with a Federal Salute.

III. For the information of all concerned it is hereby made known that our "National Flag" will give protection to all persons who properly seek it. Criminals and other evil disposed persons who seek to attain their ends by violent means and in violation of our known laws will find neither shelter nor protection under its ample folds.

                                        Jno. Garland
                                        Bv. Brigr. Genl.
Gov. Meriwether
Location. 32° 16.447′ N, 106° 47.715′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Parian, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Plaque is on reverse side of this monument. Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. Plaque is on reverse side of this monument.
distance of this marker. The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (here, next to this marker); All Servicemen and Women (here, next to this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); La Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Doņa Ana County Courthouse and Jail (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. ž mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesilla.
More about this marker. One of five plaques on a monument in Mesilla's town square.
Categories. Forts, CastlesGovernmentNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
The marker and flags Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. The marker and flags
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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