Camp Los Lunas

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Camp Los Lunas (1852-1862) - A U.S. Army Camp established in 1852 by Capt. Richard Ewell (Cullum 1029), Company G, 1st U.S. Dragoons near Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico. Named Camp Los Lunas after the location. Abandoned in 1862. Also known as Fort Los Lunas; and often, incorrectly, by false etymology, as Camp Las Lunas.

History of Camp Los Lunas

Established on 3 Jan 1852 by Company G, 1st U.S. Dragoons to control hostile bands of Apaches and Navajo. Occupied intermittently until finally abandoned in October 1862.

Camp Los Lunas Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
1851 1854  Capt. Ewell, Richard Stoddart 1029
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

Current Status


Location: Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico. Map point is from the GNIS coordinates and may not be accurate.

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Lat: 34.80889 Long: -106.73278

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  • Elevation: 4,859'

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