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Also see Military Camps  and Territorial Soldiers of New Mexico

Adopt a Fort. Below is a list of Forts in NM. You may adopt a Fort to write up a short story about each such as: When established; How many men;
When decommissioned; GPS, driving directions; county location; censuses and photos. You may use online sources and history books as long as you
give credit/source and put all short quotes in quotation marks.
Camp or Fort: A difference exists between a Military camp and a Military fort. A military camp or bivouac is a semi-permanent facility for the lodging of an army.
Camps are erected when a military force travels away from a major installation or fort during training or operations, and often have the form of large campsites.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Military fort is a fortified place or position stationed with troops. It is a more permanent army post.
A Military Post can be a camp, fort or other location used by the military. Please send us photos you may have of a NM Fort.

Background: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Department of New Mexico was part of the Department of the West then an independent Department following the breakup of that Division into the Department of the Missouri of the United States Army during the Civil War. On July 27, 1865 the Military Division of the Pacific was created under Major General Henry W. Halleck, replacing the Department of the Pacific, consisting of the Department of the Columbia that now consisted of the State of Oregon and the Territories of Washington and Idaho and the expanded Department of California that now consisted of the States of California and Nevada and the Territory of New Mexico and Territory of Arizona. The Military Forts and Camps in New Mexico were:

Buffalo Soldiers of New Mexico Ft. Stanton
Buffalo Soldiers of New Mexico Ft. Bayard
Camp Cody Deming
Camp Furlong Columbus
Fort Bayard National Cemetery Ft. Bayard
Fort Selden Troops 1865-1891 Ft. Seldon
Holy Cross Cemetery Deming
Holy Cross Sanitarium Deming
Historical Forts of New Mexico Statewide
Lincoln 1860 Census Ft. Stanton Ft. Stanton
Pancho Villa's Raid Camp Columbus

Fort Name County Volunteer
Camp Ojo Caliente (Camp) Socorro C. W. Barnum
Camp Cody (Camp) Luna County Link
Cantonment Burgwin (Camp) Taos C. W. Barnum
Camp Columbus (Camp) Luna C. W. Barnum
Camp Datil (Camp) Catron C. W. Barnum
Camp French (Camp) Sierra C. W. Banum
Camp Fleming (Camp) Sierra C. W. Barnum
Camp Furlong (Camp) Luna County Link
Camp Luna (Camp) San Miguel C. W. Barnum
Camp Mimbres (Camp) Grant C. W. Barnum
Camp Monarch (Camp) Grant C. W. Barnum
Camp Petterson (Camp) Sierra C. W. Barnum
Camp Plummer (Camp) Rio Arriba C. W. Barnum
Camp Sherman (Camp) Catron C. W. Barnum
Camp Vincent (Camp) Catron C. W. Barnum
Camp Wing (Camp) Sierra C. W. Barnum
Fort Marcy Santa Fe C. W. Barnum
Ft. Bascom San Miguel C. W. Barnum
Ft. Bayard Grant County C. W. Barnum
Ft. Bassett Quay C. W. Barnum
Ft. Canby or Ft. Defiance NM Territory C. W. Barnum
Ft. Conrad Socorro C. W. Barnum
Ft. Craig Socorro C. W. Barnum
Ft. Cummings Luna C. W. Barnum
Ft. Defiance or Ft. Canby NM Territory C. W. Barnum
Ft. Fillmore Dona Ana C. W. Barnum
Ft. Fauntleroy McKinley C. W. Barnum
Ft. McLane Grant C. W. Barnum
Ft. McRae Sierra C. W. Barnum
Ft. Selden Springs Radium Springs, Dona Ana C. W. Barnum
Ft. Stanton Lincoln County C. W. Barnum
Ft. Sumner De Baca C. W. Barnum
Ft. Thorn Dona Ana C. W. Barnum
Ft. Tularosa Aragon, Catron Co. Arlena Boggs
Ft. Union Near Las Vegas, San Miguel Co. C. W. Barnum
Ft. Webster Grant C. W. Barnum
Ft. Wingate I McKinley C. W. Barnum
Ft. Wingate II McKinley C. W. Barnum
Ft. West Near Cliff, Grant County Arlena Boggs

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Post of Albuquerque 1846 - 1867
Fort Marcy 1846-1867
Post of Taos 1847 - 1852, 1860 - 1861
Camp Tecolote 1850-1860
Fort Fillmore 1851-1862
Fort Union 1851-1894
Fort Burgwin 1852 - 1860
Camp Los Lunas 1852, 1859 - 1860, 1862
Fort Thorn 1853-1863
Fort Craig 1854-1885
Fort Stanton 1855-1896
Gila Depot (AZ) 1857, 1863
Camp Loring 1858 - 1861
Camp at Alexander Hatch's Ranch 1859-1864
Post at Beck's Ranch 1859-1860
Camp Ojo Caliente 1859-1861
Fort Butler 1860
Camp Cogswell (unknown) 1860
Fort Fauntleroy 1860-1861, Fort Lyon 1861-1862
Fort McLane 1860-1864
Post at Abó Pass (unknown) 1861
Camp at Alamosa (unknown) 1861
Mesilla Post 1861-1864
Camp Robledo (unknown) 1861-1863
Fort Webster (unknown) 1861
Camp Connelly (unknown) 1862
Post at Cubero 1862
Las Cruces Post (unknown) 1862
Camp Johnson Ranch 1862
Camp Lewis 1862
Camp at Pigeon's Ranch 1862
Paraje Post 1862
Los Pinos Depot/Station, Camp at Peralta, or Camp Peralta 1862-1866
Post of Socorro (unknown) 1862-1863
Fort Sumner 1862-1869
Fort Wingate, or Fort El Gallo 1862-1868
Camp Anton Chico 1863-1864
Fort Bascom 1863-1870
Camp in Cañon Largo 1863
Fort Cummings 1863-1873
Camp Magoffin 1863-1865
Fort McRae 1863-1876
Camp Mimbres -See first chart 1863-1864
Camp Pinos Altos (unknown) 1863-1864
Camp San Pedro (unknown) 1863-1864
Fort West 1863-1864
Camp La Hoya (unknown) 1864
Camp Valverde -See Fort Conrad 1864
Fort Selden 1865-1877
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