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Near Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Quartermaster Storehouse

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
1. Quartermaster Storehouse Marker
Inscription.  This frame building with a shingled roof was constructed in 1883 to enlarge the storage space available to the quartermaster. The original adobe storehouse, built in 1868, is immediately to the south.

The post quartermaster and his staff – a sergeant and a clerk – were the busiest and most harassed men at the fort. The quartermaster was responsible for supplies, construction and maintenance of buildings, contracts for forage and firewood, and all forms of transportation. He also hired all civilian employees – teamsters, carpenter, blacksmiths, masons.

Soldiers drew equipment and clothing from this office, and received work orders for post construction projects.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 32° 8.701′ N, 109° 26.167′ W. Marker is near Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Fort Bowie Trail, 1½ miles Apache Pass Road. Marker is located at the second Fort Bowie site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie AZ 85605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Second Fort Bowie (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Mess Hall and Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Trader (about 400 feet away); Infantry Barracks (about 500 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 600 feet away); First Fort Bowie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Apache Spring (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
Quartermaster Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
2. Quartermaster Storehouse Marker
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1893
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Arrival of the U.S. Mail at the Quartermaster Storehouse, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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