New Mexico


Fort Stanton


    Fort Stanton  CWDT Email:

    505-258-1833.  P.O. Box 1, 88323  

    The Civil War forced abandonment of Ft. Stanton in 1861, when the Confederate forces came into New Mexico. Retreating U.S. forces tried to burn the Fort, but were not successful because a rainstorm put out the fire. The Confederates did not stay long, as five companies of New Mexico volunteers took control of the Fort again in 1862, with Colonel Kit Carson as commander. In a state of disrepair because of the looting following the Civil War skirmish, only the stone walls stood.  (Phyllis Eileen Banks)




    Pecos National Historical Park   CWDT E-mail:
   (505) 757-6414x1, (505) 757-6414x222,  Fax: 505-757-8460.   Write to: P. O. Box 418, 87552-0418

    The ruins trail, picnic area, and visitor center are the only areas currently open to visitors at this time. Closed areas such as the Forked Lightning Ranch, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Civil War Battlefield of Glorieta are available only through ranger guided tours. To schedule a tour, please contact the visitor center.




    Fort Craig CWDT 

    Located ~5 miles north and ~5 miles east of exit 115 on I-25, about 125 mile north of Las Cruces, and 35 miles south of Socorro.  505-835-0412

    Played a crucial part in the Civil War, being the largest fort in the west at the time.