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Near Hillsboro in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

James McNally

1839 - 1904

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. James McNally Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot lie the unidentified remains of a true American hero. Born in Ireland in 1839, James McNally served in the 3rd and 8th US Cavalry from 1858 to 1883. He was wounded during the Civil War Battle of Valverde, NM. 21 February 1862. After his final discharge, James lived in Hatch, Hillsboro and Kingston, NM, where he worked several mining claims. He died in Kingston, NM 26 November 1904. He had no identified survivors.

First Sergeant James McNally was presented the Nation's Highest Award for Valor, the Medal of Honor, for his bravery in Scouts and Actions against Indians in 1868 and 1869.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1862.
 
Location. 32° 54.733′ N, 107° 42.383′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on State Road 152 at milepost 39.2, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro NM 88042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as
lower James McNally Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. lower James McNally Marker
James McNally Medal of Honor 1st Serg Co E 8 US Cav Indian Wars 1839 1904
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the crow flies. Emory Pass (approx. 3˝ miles away); Percha Creek (approx. 5.9 miles away); Miller Drug Store (approx. 8 miles away); Sadie Orchard (approx. 8.1 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ebin (Eben) Stanley (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lake Valley (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
James McNally Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. James McNally Marker
View north from highway 152.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,743 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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