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

Ebin (Eben) Stanley

14 February 1844-19 November 1904

 

— Indian Wars Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient —

 
Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 10, 2005
1. Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot lie the unidentified remains of an American Hero, Ebin Stanley, born Decatur County, Iowa. Ebin served with the 3rd and 5th U.S. Cavalry from 1861 to 1873. Variously described as a rancher, miner, hotel operator, Indian Scout, and outlaw (The Clanton gang). He died in Cold Springs, New Mexico. He was survived by his wife Mary Elsie (Clanton), and two stepsons, Burt and Joe Slinkard.

Sgt. Ebin Stanley was presented the Nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his gallantry in action at the battle of Turret Mountain, Arizona, 25-27 March 1873.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 32° 55.008′ N, 107° 33.954′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Memorial is on State Road 27 south of State Road 152, on the right when traveling south. 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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hillsboro (approx. ¼ mile
Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 10, 2005
2. Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker
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away); Sadie Orchard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miller Drug Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Percha Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away); James McNally (approx. 8.2 miles away); Emory Pass (approx. 11.6 miles away); Lake Valley (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Regarding Ebin (Eben) Stanley. Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Turret Mountain, Ariz., 25 and 27 March 1873. Entered service at. ------. Birth: Decatur County, Iowa. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in action.
 
Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 10, 2005
3. Ebin (Eben) Stanley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 1, 2022