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Mayhill in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Apache Battleground

 
 
Apache Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
1. Apache Battleground Marker
Inscription. In this immediate vicinity, Captain Henry W. Stanton of the U.S. Army, for whom Fort Stanton was named, lost his life in 1855 in a skirmish with the Mescalero Apaches. For several weeks, soldiers commanded by Stanton and Capt. Richard S. Ewell, were in pursuit of Indians who had stolen livestock from the Pecos River area south of Anton Chico. In the final confrontation lives were lost on both sides.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 53.435′ N, 105° 28.673′ W. Marker is in Mayhill, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on Road 82 at milepost 35, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mayhill NM 88339, United States of America.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
<i>Back of </i> Apache Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
2. Back of Apache Battleground Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Apache Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 27, 2014
3. Apache Battleground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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