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Fort Craig (N.M.) Letters

Identifier: AC 474-p

Scope and Content

This collection consists of letters from Eva Reckhart, Dorothy Virgin, and George Fitzpatrick (editor of New Mexico Magazine) to Theron Marcos Trumbo regarding Trumbo's research on Fort Craig, New Mexico.


  • 1945 - 1946

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Information

Fort Craig was established 32 miles south of Socorro, New Mexico, in 1854, as a replacement for Fort Conrad, 8 miles to the north, to protect travelers on the Camino Real in the middle Rio Grande Valley from Mexico to Santa Fe. Named for Captain Louis T. Craig, with 22 buildings constructed of adobe and rock around a central parade ground, it was known as the best and prettiest of New Mexico Forts. In 1862 Union troops from Fort Craig fought and lost to the Confederacy in the Battle of Valverde, 2 miles north of Fort Craig, as the Confederacy moved into New Mexico from Texas. The Fort remained active until July 1885 when it was no longer needed and abandoned.


1 Folder

Guide to the Fort Craig (N.M.) Letters, 1945 - 1946
Edited Full Draft
Pam Downey
© 2010
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090