Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
L.G. Murphy Sutler Store
Top photo etching caption - Mescalero Apaches in front of the Agency/Sutler Store. Bottom photo etching caption - Ledger sheet from the L.G. Murphy Co.
As you cast your gaze across the field, notice the beautiful vistas surrounding Fort Stanton from the picturesque Rio Bonito to the majestic Sierra Blanca. This beauty has captured the hearts of generations of visitors and residents alike.
‘It was probably the best built post in New Mexico, and in a position unsurpassed for the beauty of its surrounding scenery, and affording every requisite for a military life.’
Captain A.W. Evans, Acting Assistant Inspector General, July 13, 1863
Location. 33° 29.616′ N, 105° 31.702′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Touch for map. 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. Nurse's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commissary Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (about 600 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 600 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 600 feet away); Guardhouse (about 700 feet away); Hospital Administration (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 L.G. Murphy Sutler Store. Both Murphy and Fritz commanded Fort Stanton at the end of the Civil War. Fritz did serve at Ft Stanton in 1855, as an enlisted man in Co "K," 1st Regiment of Dragoons. There is no evidence Murphy was ever a Dragoon. He was however a veteran of 10 years
Also see . . . Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2018, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2016, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.