Fort Craig

Fort Craig (HMUCK)

Location: Magdalena, NM 87825 Socorro County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.266', W 107° 8.269'

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Fort Craig was established in 1853 and garrisoned in 1854 with troops from Fort Conrad located about nine miles north. Named after Capt. Louis S. Craig, it was used to control Indian raids along the Jornada del Muerto. Troops from Fort Craig were defeated in 1865 by Confederates at the Battle of Valverde, 7 miles distant. Between 1863 and 1865 it was headquarters for campaigns against the Gila and Mimbres Apache.
Series This marker is part of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 301687 N 3722194
Decimal Degrees33.62110000, -107.13781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.266', W 107° 8.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 15.96" N, 107° 8' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Canam Hwy, Magdalena NM 87825, US
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