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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First United States Soldiers to Be Stationed at the Pass of the North

1848 – 1948

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. The First United States Soldiers to be stationed at the Pass of the North Marker
Inscription.
By authority of War Department Orders of
November 7, 1848
The First United States Soldiers
to be stationed at the Pass of the North
Camped in this Area

Regimental Headquarters and Six Companies
of the Third Infantry
Major Jefferson Van Horne Commanding
arrived in El Paso September 8, 1849,
to establish the New Post,
Designated the Post of El Paso

 
Erected 1948 by the Citizens of El Paso.
 
Location. 31° 45.577′ N, 106° 29.286′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of North Mesa Street and West Mills Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Mesa Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the southeast corner of San Jacinto Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Cortez (within shouting distance of this marker); El Paso's Chinese Community (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jacinto Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real (within shouting
The First United States Soldiers to be stationed at the Pass of the North Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. The First United States Soldiers to be stationed at the Pass of the North Marker
distance of this marker); El Paso County (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Sidewalk Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of United States Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Elite Confectionary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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