Fort Marcy Park
(1846 - 1867, 1875 - 1894), Santa Fe, New Mexico
This was the first American fort built in this state. It was built
with adobe, had a dry-moat, and mounted 13 cannons. In the 1850's most
of the garrison was transferred to Fort Union, with only a company of
artillery remaining. The post was briefly abandoned when the Confederates
invaded New Mexico in 1862. It was reoccupied by NM volunteers soon
after. The post was ordered abandoned in 1867 but somehow the military
forgot this and when a relief garrison was sent in 1875, the commander
reported that there was no post at Fort Marcy. The government then re-established
the fort. It was finally abandoned in 1894. The Officers Quarters remain.
Hotel suites are now at the site.
Santa Fe, NM (800) 777-2489
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