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Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Bayard - 1866-1900

Fort Bayard National Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Fort Bayard Marker
Inscription. One of the several posts created on the Apache frontier, Fort Bayard protected the Pinos Altos mining district. Company B of the black 125th Infantry served here, as did Lt. John J. Pershing. In 1900 the fort became a military hospital, and today serves as Fort Bayard Medical Center.

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Originally established in 1866 as the military cemetery for Fort Bayard, many troopers, veterans, and civilians are buried here. It became a national cemetery, one of two in New Mexico, in 1973.
 
Location. 32° 46.933′ N, 108° 9.183′ W. Marker is in Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 at milepost 120.5 and Bayard Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. half a mile away); Bayard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard
Fort Bayard National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. Fort Bayard National Cemetery Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
 
More about this marker. Fort Bayard National Cemetery Marker is on the back side of this marker.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Fort Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Fort Bayard Marker
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By Bill Kirchner
4. Fort Bayard National Cemetery Marker
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By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
5. Fort Bayard
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By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
6. Fort Bayard
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By Bill Kirchner
7. Fort Bayard National Cemetery
Photo on the marker near the entrance to cemetery. It reads, "These photographs show people marching to and then departing the fort cemetery around 1918 at the conclusion of World War I."
Entrance to Fort Bayard National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
8. Entrance to Fort Bayard National Cemetery
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9. Fort Bayard National Cemetery
Photo on the marker near the entrance to cemetery. It reads, "The cemetery serving Ft. Bayard and then the Army’s tuberculosis hospital and later the United States Veterans Hospital was designated as a National Cemetery in 1976. Several recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, including Buffalo Soldiers who served at Fort Bayard, are buried here."
Fort Bayard National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
10. Fort Bayard National Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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