Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stables and Corrals
“The men (Co’s B and D of the Regiment of Mounted Rifles) March and maneuver well on foot, less so mounted, Because many of them ride indifferently.”
“The horses are generally indifferent, 77 are reported serviceable … 17 have served 8 years; 19, 7 years; 2, 5 years; 13, 4 years; 10, 3 years & 15, 2 years. 48 have just been received from Fort Leavenworth.”
Lt. Col. Joseph E. Johnston, September 21, 1859
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
Location. 33° 29.728′ N, 105° 31.44′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Road 220 near Kit Carson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fort Stanton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Stanton (about 400 feet away); Buildings 17 - 20 (about 500 feet away); Community House (about 500 feet away); Barracks / Dining Hall (about 700 feet away); New Hospital (about 700 feet away); Officer’s Quarters (about 700 feet away); TB Tent Cottages (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Stanton.
More about this marker. This marker is one of an impressive complement of bronze markers with photo etchings which describe the extensive physical remains of historic Fort Stanton, New Mexico.
Regarding Stables and Corrals. AN EXTRACT FROM THE POST RETURNS FOR FORT STANTON, NM
RECORD OF EVENTS, April 1878 –
A fire broke out in the corral of Co “F” 9th Cav on 16 April 1878, destroying the shed, the hay and part of the QTR corral. One horse, the property of the U.S. and for which Capt. Henry Carroll 9th Cav is responsible was burned so badly that he had to be killed.
Lieut Col, 9th Cavalry
Commanding the Post
Also see . . . Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
Categories. • Animals • Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.