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New Mexico Military Forts

Alphabetical 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 County.
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 Marcial.
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 Fort McLane.

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 Plummer.
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 Muerto.
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 Mogollon Mountains.

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.
Union, Fort, New Mexico Near base of Gallinas or Turkey Mountains.

Vigilance, Camp, New Mexico near Albuquerque.

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.

Military Forts

Source: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 2, by Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, 1903.

 
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