New Mexico Military Forts
list of forts, reservations, blockhouses, named camps, National
and State Homes for soldiers, national cemeteries, etc., in the
United States from its earliest settlement to date.
Many of the forts and structures
named were erected by the early settlers for their own
protection, and all vestige of them has now disappeared. The
exact locations of many are not positively known at the present
day, but reference is made to them in State histories, State
papers, etc. Those in bold-faced type are now occupied by troops
or are under the control of the War Department.(does not apply)
The data available for consultation are known to be incomplete,
and may be erroneous in some instances.
Adobe, Fort, New Mexico, 200 miles east
of Fort Bascom.
Baker, Fort, New Mexico, at Manzano.
Bascom, Fort, New Mexico on Canadian River, in San Miguel
Bayard, Fort, New Mexico at Pinos Altos, Grant County.
Blake, Camp, New Mexico near Fort Thorn.
Burgwin, Cantonment, New Mexico about 9 miles north of Taos.
Butler, Fort, New Mexico. On Gallinas River.
Canby, Fort, New Mexico on the Mojave
River, in Navajo Country.
Connelly, Camp, New Mexico at Polvadero.
Conrad, Fort, New Mexico at Val Verde, Socorro County.
Craig, Fort, New Mexico on the Rio Grande, 3 miles south of San
Cummings, Fort, New Mexico at Cooks Mountain Spring.
Fauntleroy, Fort, New Mexico Name
changed to Fort Lyon.
Fillmore, Fort, New Mexico near Mesilla.
Gila Copper Mines, post at, New Mexico
Hatch's ranch, post at, New Mexico 65
miles from Fort Union.
Loring, Camp, New Mexico near Red River.
Lowell, Fort, New Mexico on Chama River; established as Camp
Lyon, Fort, New Mexico 126 miles northwest of Albuquerque; first
named Fort Fauntleroy.
McLane, Fort, New Mexico 15 miles south
of Santa Rita copper mines.
McRae, Fort, New Mexico near the Rio Grande, at the Ojo del
Maggoffin, Camp, New Mexico near White Mountain.
Marcy, Fort, New Mexico at Santa Fe.
Mora River, fort on, New Mexico Fort Union.
Ojo Calienti, camp at, New Mexico An
outpost of Fort Craig.
Peralto Station, New Mexico on Rio
Grande, near Albuquerque.
Plummer, Camp, New Mexico name changed to Fort Lowell.
Rio Gila, Depot, New Mexico South of the
St. John the Baptist Fort, New Mexico on
the Rio del Norte.
Santa Fe, fort at, New Mexico Fort Marcy.
Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico at Santa Fe.
Scott, Winfield, Camp, New Mexico on Gallinas River.
Selden, Fort, New Mexico 9 miles from Dona Ana.
Stanton, Fort, New Mexico Lincoln County, on the Rio Bonita.
Stevens, Fort, New Mexico.
Sumner, Fort, New Mexico Guadalupe County, at the Bosque
Redondo, on Pecos River.
Thorn, Fort, New Mexico on Rio Grande,
at Santa Barbara.
Tularosa, Fort, New Mexico in Otero County.
Union, Fort, Arsenal, New Mexico at Fort
Union, Fort, New Mexico Near base of Gallinas or Turkey
Vigilance, Camp, New Mexico near
Webster, Fort, New Mexico name changed
to Fort McLane.
West, Fort, New Mexico At the headwater of the Gila River.
Wingate, Fort, New Mexico Headwaters of Rio Puerco, on site of
old Fort Lyon.
Source: Historical Register and
Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B.
Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.