Old Fort Wingate (defunct)

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Cibola County, New Mexico, USA Add to Map
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Old Fort Wingate was established October 22, 1862, in compliance with Department of New Mexico General Order 81. Brigadier General Edward R. S. Canby and First Lieutenant Allen R. Anderson, Fifth United States Infantry, selected the site, which was located on the right bank of the Río del Galto, one mile southwest of San Rafael or approximately 4½ miles south of Grants on New Mexico Highway 53 and 25 miles west of Cubero.

The post was moved July 22, 1868, on the site of the abandoned Fort Lyon, which was renamed Fort Wingate.

  • Added: 22 Nov 2016
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