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

Officer's Quarters

Building 13

 
 
Officer's Quarters Building 13 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
1. Officer's Quarters Building 13 Marker
Inscription. Built in 1855, as a single story, gabled roof structure of simple design and construction, this building housed officers and their families. It was here that 2nd Lieutenant John J. Pershing was quartered in 1887 and where he met his future wife. On August 2, 1861 this building, along with the rest of Fort Stanton, was burned and nearly destroyed in advance of invading Texas Confederate forces. It was rebuilt after the Civil War and was modified several times over the years, receiving its greatest architectural features in the early 1900’s.

‘….the roofs, floors, doors and windows burnt, even the walls much damaged…no hope to see my command under better shelter this winter than the Sibley tent affords…’

Colonel Christopher Carson, New Mexico Volunteers, November 1862
 
Erected 2014 by Fort Stanton Historic Site.
 
Location. 33° 29.663′ N, 105° 31.659′ 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 Building 13 image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
2. Officer's Quarters Building 13
. Commissary Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Nurse's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); L.G. Murphy Sutler Store (about 400 feet away); Fort Administration Building (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); Guardhouse (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.
 
Regarding Officer's Quarters. In the interest of historical correctness, Pershing met his wife, Frances "Frankie" Warren, on the evening of December 9, 1903, at a hop held at Fort Myer in Washington D.C., not at Fort Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stanton Historic Site, Lincoln County NM. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
View across parade ground of Building 13 looking NW image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, July 18, 2015
3. View across parade ground of Building 13 looking NW
Buildings in the foreground: Hospital Administration Bldg. 7 (left) and Barracks / Dining Hall Bldg. 6 (right)
Location of Officer’s Quarters, Bldg. 13 [in yellow] on 1876 map of Fort Stanton image. Click for full size.
Outline Desciptions of the Posts in the Military Division of the Missouri Commanded by Lieutenant Ge, circa 1876
4. Location of Officer’s Quarters, Bldg. 13 [in yellow] on 1876 map of Fort Stanton
General John J. Pershing as a young officer image. Click for full size.
circa 1880s
5. General John J. Pershing as a young officer
USMA Class of 1886, 2nd Lieut. assigned to Troop “L,” 6th Cavalry at Fort Stanton in 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 28, 2015, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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