Camp Vigilance (1)
Camp Vigilance (1) (1852-1853) - A temporary U.S. Army Camp established in 1852 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Abandoned in 1853.
History of Camp Vigilance
Camp Vigilance was established just east of the Albuquerque Plaza as a temporary Federal encampment from 1852 to 1853. The camp was established by Major George A.M. Blake, 1st U.S. Dragoons, and companies F, G, and I, 1st U.S. Dragoons, and companies B and C, 3rd U.S. Infantry (430 men).
Abandoned in 1853.
Exact location unknown.
Location: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Exact location unknown, the map point is approximate, location described as just east of the Albuquerque plaza.
Maps & Images
Lat: 35.09667 Long: -106.66554
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 533.