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Near Capitan in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Stanton

1855-1896

 
 
Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Fort Stanton Marker
Inscription.  Fort Stanton, named for Captain Henry Stanton, was established to control the Mescalero Apaches. It was burned and evacuated by Union troops in 1861, held briefly by the Confederates, and then reoccupied by Colonel Kit Carson for the Union in 1862. Since its abandonment as a military post, it has been used as a hospital.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 33° 29.792′ N, 105° 31.45′ W. Marker is near Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Road 220 at milepost 13.5, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitan NM 88316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker); Stables and Corrals (about 400 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); Buildings 17 - 20 (about 800 feet away); Community House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer’s Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stanton Medical Center (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
<i>Back of</i> Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Fort Stanton Marker
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Fort Stanton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Fort Stanton Marker
Fort Stanton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
4. Fort Stanton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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