Barracks / Dining Hall

Barracks / Dining Hall (HM1M95)

Location: Fort Stanton, NM 88323 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.665', W 105° 31.552'

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Building 6

Photo etching caption:
Soldiers of the 10th Infantry Co. E in front of the barracks in 1892

This building, like most, has been modified numerous times to suit the needs of the entities that managed it. Originally built in 1855 as a barracks for a company of soldiers, it also contained a small quarters for the laundresses. The Army expanded the building several times to keep up with the changing needs of its soldiers. During the hospital era, this building was used as a dining hall for staff and patients who were always separated.

'Here the nights are so cold in the summer that you can sleep under three or four blankets. While I am writing this letter it is snowing as hard as it can .... The company has all started out again after Indians .... They have all left the Fort Stanton reservation and gone on the war path.'


Pvt. James A. Chapman, 8th Cavalry, May 1875
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HM NumberHM1M95
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByFort Stanton Historic Site
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 451151 N 3706223
Decimal Degrees33.49441667, -105.52586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.665', W 105° 31.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 39.9" N, 105° 31' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Black Jack Pershing Rd, Fort Stanton NM 88323, US
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