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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Officer’s Quarters

Building 4

 
 
Officer’s Quarters, Building 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Officer’s Quarters, Building 4 Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1855, this building was originally a single story complex of four quarters for officers and their families. It has evolved over time to be more spacious and comfortable with a second story, bay windows and covered porches. Seen in the photo are buildings 4, 5, and 6; officer’s quarters, quartermaster and barracks. Also visible at the lower left of the photo are the remnants of the acequia, or water channel, that surrounded the parade ground and brought fresh water to the fort.

‘Fort Stanton was a beautiful post, with the best quarters in the Army at the time, but it was like being buried alive to stay there. Nothing ever passed that way, and it was seldom a stranger came among us.’

Lydia Spencer Lane, Officer’s Wife
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.709′ N, 105° 31.58′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Parade Ground near State Road 220. Click for map. This marker faces the parade ground and is only accessible by walking. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker);
Officer’s Quarters, Building 4 image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 22, 2015
2. Officer’s Quarters, Building 4
a different marker also named Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barracks / Dining Hall (about 300 feet away); Hospital Administration (about 400 feet away); Buildings 17 - 20 (about 400 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Stanton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains in the Fort Stanton, NM National Register Historic District.
 
Regarding Officer’s Quarters. Lydia Spencer Lane, the wife of Lieutenant William Bartlett Lane of Company B, U.S. Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, lived at Fort Stanton 1857-1859, and wrote of her experiences as an army wife on the frontier in her iconic book "I Married a Soldier or Old Days in the Old Army," published in 1893.
Officer’s Quarters, Building 4 viewed from across the parade ground looking NE. image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 22, 2015
3. Officer’s Quarters, Building 4 viewed from across the parade ground looking NE.
The building is in the center of the photo behind the large fur tree which is in the center of the parade ground.

 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Location of Officer’s Quarters, Bldg. 4 [in yellow] on 1876 map of Fort Stanton image. Click for full size.
Outline Desciptions of the Posts in the Military Division of the Missouri Commanded by Lieutenant Ge, circa 1876
4. Location of Officer’s Quarters, Bldg. 4 [in yellow] on 1876 map of Fort Stanton
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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