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

Infantry Barracks

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
1. Infantry Barracks Marker
Inscription. Enlisted infantrymen found that privacy was not a feature of barracks life. Privates and corporals bunked together in the main room; sergeants occupied small adjoining rooms.

Each soldier stored his military gear and personal belongings on a wooden shelf above his cot and in a wooden locker at its foot. At reveille, the men rolled up their bed sacks on the cots' wooden slats. They stacked their rifles in a special circular rack in the center of the room.

Fireplaces heated the building until replaced with cast iron stoves. Kerosene lamps or candles, hung at each end of the room, provided the only light.

Foundations of the kitchen and mess hall are behind the barracks.
 
Location. 32° 8.639′ N, 109° 26.222′ 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 walking distance of this marker. Post Trader (within
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By Bill Kirchner, January 8, 2017
2. Infantry Barracks Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster Storehouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry Barracks (about 500 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Mess Hall and Kitchen (about 600 feet away); Second Fort Bowie (about 600 feet away); First Fort Bowie (about 700 feet away); Apache Spring (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
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circa 1885
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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 452 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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