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Columbus in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of Citizens Killed / In Memory of Thirteenth Cavalry

Pancho Villa Raid of 1916

 
 
In Memory of Citizens Killed Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. In Memory of Citizens Killed Marker - Side A
Inscription.  
[Side A:]
In Memory
Citizens Killed – March 9, 1916

W. A. Davidson • Harry Davis • James T. Dean • Dr. H. M. Hart • Bessie James • C.C. Miller • C.D. Miller • J. J. Moore • Wm. T. Ritchie • J. W. Walker

[Side B:]
Thirteenth Calvary
In Memory
Soldiers Killed - March 9, 1916

Pvt. Thomas F. Butler • Sgt. Mark A. Dobbs • Pvt. Fred A. Griffin • Pvt. Frank T. Kindval • Sgt. John G. Nievergelt • Cpl. Paul Simon • Pvt. Jessie P. Taylor • Cpl. Harry E. Wiswell
 
Erected 1991 by Columbus Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1885.
 
Location. 31° 49.676′ N, 107° 38.397′ W. Marker is in Columbus, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is on State Road 11 at milepost 3, on the right when traveling north. Marker is just south of the railroad station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NM 88029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
In Memory Thirteenth Cavalry Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. In Memory Thirteenth Cavalry Marker - Side B
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. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pancho Villa State Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Aero Squadron Airfield (about 600 feet away); Last Hostile Action by Foreign Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pancho Villa State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pancho Villa’s Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbus (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Columbus (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
In Memory Monument, Columbus, NM image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. In Memory Monument, Columbus, NM
View facing the Thirteeth Calvary Memorial marker. The Citizens Memorial marker is on the reverse side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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