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Near Capitan in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Stanton

1855-1896

 
 
Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Fort Stanton Marker
Inscription. Fort Stanton, named for Captain Henry Stanton, was established to control the Mescalero Apaches. It was burned and evacuated by Union troops in 1861, held briefly by the Confederates, and then reoccupied by Colonel Kit Carson for the Union in 1862. Since its abandonment as a military post, it has been used as a hospital.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 29.792′ N, 105° 31.45′ W. Marker is near Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 220 at milepost 13.5, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitan NM 88316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Stables and Corrals (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buildings 17 - 20 (about 800 feet away); Community House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer’s Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barracks / Dining Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
<i>Back of</i> Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Fort Stanton Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Fort Stanton Marker
Fort Stanton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
4. Fort Stanton
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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