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Fort Stanton in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Commanding Officer's Quarters

Building 1

 
 
Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Commanding Officer's Quarters Marker
Inscription. During the Army era, the fortís commander and his family lived in this beautiful stone structure. During the Hospitalís tenure, it was the residence of the Medical Officer in Charge. Over the years, it is the only building that has remained relatively unchanged both inside and out.
“This vast and salubrious stretch of country, which is sometimes alluded to as Ďa land of sand, sagebrush, and cacti' possesses an almost illimitable degree of those very elements which observation and experience have proven to be of the utmost value in the treating of tuberculosis.”

Dr. Francis Crosson, Medical Officer in Charge, 1900
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.695′ N, 105° 31.632′ W. Marker is in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Parade Ground near State Road 220. Touch for map. This marker faces the parade ground and is only accessible by walking. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Stanton NM 88323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Officer's Quarters (within shouting
Commanding Officer's Quarters, Fort Stanton NM image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 22, 2015
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters, Fort Stanton NM
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Officerís Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (about 300 feet away); Commissary Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Chapel (about 300 feet away); New Hospital (about 300 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 400 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 in the Fort Stanton, NM National Register Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
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Commanding Officer's Quarters alternate view image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
3. Commanding Officer's Quarters alternate view
Group of officers and ladies photo etching on the marker. image. Click for full size.
circa 1870
4. Group of officers and ladies photo etching on the marker.
Pictured from left: Dr. Joseph R. Gibson (Post Surgeon); Lieut. Orsemus B. Boyd (Co B, 8th Cav); Emil Fritz (Post Trader); Lieut. Casper H. Conrad (Co I, 15th Inf); Capt William McCleave (Co B, 8th Cav); Capt Chambers McKibbin (Co I, 15th Inf); Mrs. McKibbin; Lieut Richard A. Williams (Co B, 8th Cav and Post Adjutant); Mrs. Boyd; and Lawrence G. Murphy (Post Trader).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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