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Fort Stanton


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1855/00/00 Fort Stanton established as a military fort, active until 1896
1862/00/00 Kit Carson Union Commander New Mexican Volunteer Union forces, led by US Colonel Kit Carson, re-occupy Fort Stanton
1878/00/00 Lew Wallace Peacemaker Governor Lew Wallace stays at Fort Stanton while negotiating peace in The Lincoln County War.
1880/00/00 John J Pershing Post Junior officer John Pershing will be twice stationed at Fort Stanton.
1899/00/00 President McKinley transfers Fort Stanton to the Marine Hospital Service to treat sailors, soldiers and marines for tuberculosis. Also known as consumption, 5000 patients were treated by 1953.

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Particulars for Fort Stanton:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Health-medicine
Area of Significance Historic - aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation Mescalero Apache
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military facility
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Confinement Attribute Prisoner of War
Area of Significance Prisoner of War camp
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th April 1973

Registry Name: Fort Stanton
Registry Address: 7 mi. SE of Capitan near U.S. 380
Registry Number: 73001142
Resource Type: District
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 154
Contributing Buildings: 18
Contributing Sites: 2
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic - aboriginal, Military, Health-medicine, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Mescalero Apache
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1855
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Military facility, Fortification
Current Function: Health care
Current Sub-Function: Hospital

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