Apache Battleground

Apache Battleground (HM1E71)

Location: Mayhill, NM 88339 Otero County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 53.435', W 105° 28.673'

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In this immediate vicinity, Captain Henry W. Stanton of the U.S. Army, for whom Fort Stanton was named, lost his life in 1855 in a skirmish with the Mescalero Apaches. For several weeks, soldiers commanded by Stanton and Capt. Richard S. Ewell, were in pursuit of Indians who had stolen livestock from the Pecos River area south of Anton Chico. In the final confrontation lives were lost on both sides.
HM NumberHM1E71
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 455302 N 3639258
Decimal Degrees32.89058333, -105.47788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.435', W 105° 28.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 26.10" N, 105° 28' 40.38" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3497 US-82, Mayhill NM 88339, US
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