District of Arizona

District of Arizona

District of Arizona was a subordinate district of the Department of New Mexico territory created on August 30, 1862 and transferred to the Department of the Pacific in March 1865.[1]

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District of Arizona (Dept. of New Mexico) Commanders

  • James H. Carleton August 30, 1862 - September 5, 1862
  • Joseph R. West September 5, 1862 - January 29, 1864
  • George W. Bowie January 29, 1864 - November, 1864
  • Joseph R. Smith November, 1864 - December 8, 1864

District of Arizona (Dept. of the Pacific) Commanders

On July 27, 1865 the Military Division of the Pacific was created under Major General Henry W. Halleck, replacing the Department of the Pacific, consisting of the Department of the Columbia and the expanded Department of California, that absorbed the District of Southern California and that consisted of the States of California and Nevada and the Territory of New Mexico and Territory of Arizona.[3]

Posts in the District of Arizona

  • Fort Defiance, 1851–1861, 1863–1864
  • Fort Buchanan, 1856–1861, 1862
  • Fort Breckenridge 1857-1861, Fort Stanford 1862, Camp Wright 1865, Camp Grant 1865-1873
  • Fort Mojave 1858-1861, 1863–1890
  • Fort Tucson 1860-1862
    • Tucson Armory 1862-1864
  • Fort Barrett, 1862
  • Fort Bowie, 1862–1894
  • Mission Camp, 1862
  • Fort Tubac, 1862–1865, 1866–1868
  • Camp at Bear Spring, 1863–1864
  • Camp Clark, 1863–1864
  • Camp Pomeroy, 1863
  • Fort Verde 1864 - 1866
  • Yuma Depot 1864 - 1891
  • Fort Cerro 1863 - ?

See also

  • California in the Civil War
  • New Mexico Territory in the Civil War
  • Arizona Territory in the Civil War

References

  1. ^ Robert Nicholson Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Official records of the Union and Confederate armies, The War of the Rebellion, Series I, Vol. L, Government Printing Office, 1897
  2. ^ David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, pg.820
  3. ^ Official Records of the War of the Rebellion , SERIES I--VOLUME XLVI, GENERAL ORDERS No. 118. June 27, 1865, Military Division of the United States After The Civil War

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