Fort Conrad (1)
Fort Conrad (1) (1851-1854) - A U.S. Army post established in 1851 by Major Marshall S. Howe in Socorro County, New Mexico. Named for Charles M. Conrad, Secretary of War (1850-1853). Abandoned in 1854. Also known as Hay Camp.
Fort Conrad (1) History
A U.S. Army post established 8 Sep 1851 by Major Marshall S. Howe, 2nd U.S. Dragoons, on the west bank of the Rio Grande near Valverde. Established to control hostile Indians and to protect travel routes.
The post was abandoned on 31 Mar 1854 after the construction of Fort Craig (1) eight miles down river. After closure, the post was used to raise forage for Fort Craig (1) and became known as Hay Camp.
Unknown, Socorro County, New Mexico.
Location: Socorro County, New Mexico. Map point is not accurate.
Maps & Images
Lat: 33.7391112 Long: -106.9169205
- 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 523
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 98-99
- Frazer, Robert W., Forts of the West, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1965, ISBN 0-8061-1250-6, page 96-98
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