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Near Bowie in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cavalry Barracks

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
1. Cavalry Barracks Marker
Inscription. This massive adobe structure was among the earliest built at the new fort. By the mid-1880s, it had a shingled and pitched roof, attractive porches, kerosene lamps, and landscaping. The kitchen was behind the barracks; the mess hall adjacent.

One trooper recalled that the barracks walls were plastered inside. No furniture was in the squad room other that single iron bunks, rifle racks, and wood-burning stoves. The mess hall had bare wooden tables and benches and was kept clean by scrubbing with sand. A bulletin board adorned the wall just outside the orderly room. Carbines were kept locked in the round rifle rack, to which only the duty sergeant had the key. The company reading room contained about 50 books, though no newspapers.
 
Location. 32° 8.651′ N, 109° 26.13′ W. Marker is near Bowie, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker can be reached from Fort Bowie Trail 1 miles south of Apache Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the second Fort Bowie site. For most visitors access to the fort is via a 1.5 mile hiking trail of moderate difficulty. If you are unable to hike the 3.0 mile round trip trail, check the park website for alternate access directions. Marker is in this post office area: Bowie AZ 85605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
2. Cavalry Barracks Marker
walking distance of this marker. Cavalry Mess Hall and Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quartermaster Storehouse (about 400 feet away); Infantry Barracks (about 500 feet away); Second Fort Bowie (about 600 feet away); Post Trader (about 600 feet away); First Fort Bowie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Apache Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
Cavalry Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
3. Cavalry Barracks Marker
Cavalry Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
4. Cavalry Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 457 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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