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Near San Marcial in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Craig

 
 
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By Charles Rummel, circa February 22, 2008
1. Fort Craig, N.M. Marker
Inscription. Fort Craig, which replaced Fort Conrad located about nine miles north, was established to control Indian raids along the Jornada del Muerto. Troops from Fort Craig were defeated by Confederate forces at the Battle of Valverde, 7 miles distant, in 1862. Capt. Jack Crawford, the "Poet Scout," was stationed here.
 
Location. 33° 37.784′ N, 107° 0.79′ W. Marker is near San Marcial, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from Fort Craig Road 5 miles east of I-25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje De Fra Cristobal (approx. 7.2 miles away); Women of the Camino Real (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fort Craig Rest Area (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje De Fra Cristobal (approx. 7.2 miles away); Espejo's Expedition (approx. 7.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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