Guardhouse (HM1M1E)

Location: Fort Stanton, NM 88323 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 29.638', W 105° 31.576'

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Building 8

James Dolan, Emil Fritz, W.W. Martin and Lawrence Murphy established a business that would become the focus of the Lincoln County War. Fritz and Murphy (and possibly Dolan) served at Fort Stanton as soldiers.

Originally built of adobe in 1879, this building was the second guardhouse built at the fort. Remodels during the hospital's tenure added clapboard siding and a porch. This building became the hospital library. Further remodels enclosed the porch creating extra rooms necessary for an X-ray room and dentist office. During the infamous Lincoln County War of 1878-1879, numerous non-military prisoners were held in the guardhouse awaiting trial in Lincoln or some other legal location.

'The guardhouse here is a "Bastille" crowded with civil prisoners. The Governor (Gov. Lew Wallace) is no doubt correct in doing his duty to abate lawlessness in Lincoln County.'

'Unknown' correspondent to the
Mesilla Independent paper, 1879
HM NumberHM1M1E
Year Placed2014
Placed ByFort Stanton Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 451113 N 3706174
Decimal Degrees33.49396667, -105.52626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.638', W 105° 31.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 38.28" N, 105° 31' 34.56" 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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