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Near San Marcial in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Craig

 
 
Fort Craig, N.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Rummel, circa February 22, 2008
1. Fort Craig, N.M. Marker
Inscription.  Fort Craig, which replaced Fort Conrad located about nine miles north, was established to control Indian raids along the Jornada del Muerto. Troops from Fort Craig were defeated by Confederate forces at the Battle of Valverde, 7 miles distant, in 1862. Capt. Jack Crawford, the "Poet Scout," was stationed here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 33° 37.784′ N, 107° 0.79′ W. Marker is near San Marcial, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from Fort Craig Road 5 miles east of I-25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Texas Mounted Volunteers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Paraje De Fra Cristobal (approx. 7.2 miles away); Women of the Camino Real (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Craig Rest Area
Additional Fort Craig signage on the road to the site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 4, 2020
2. Additional Fort Craig signage on the road to the site
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(approx. 7.2 miles away); Paraje de Fra Cristobal (approx. 7.2 miles away); Espejo's Expedition (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
View of Fort Craig image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 4, 2020
3. View of Fort Craig
Note the commissary storehouse in the foreground with the Commanding Officer's headquarters and flagpole.
Fort Craig Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, September 4, 2020
4. Fort Craig Visitor Center
"Captain Jack" Crawford image. Click for full size.
circa 1880
5. "Captain Jack" Crawford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2020, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.   5. submitted on September 5, 2020, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Apr. 20, 2021