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Fort Bowie (Ruins), Bowie, Cochise County, AZ



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HB58743
Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D

HB58744
Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D

HB58745
Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D


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Location
Bowie vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AZ-63
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-34).
Building/structure dates: 1862 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1894
National Register Number: 72000194
Significance: Fort Bowie was established on July 28, 1862, by 100 men of Company "G," 5-th California Volunteer Infantry, under the command of Major T.A. Coult. Fort Bowie was the center of operations against the Chiricahua Apaches until the final surrender of Geronimo in 1886. The first fort consisted of stone breastworks and a few crude adobe buildings. Construction of the second fort, a few hundred yards to the east, began in the middle 1860's and continued sporadically until the Fort's abandonment in 1894. Fort Bowie was a typical southwestern frontier Army post. Nearly forty buildings were eventually constructed at the second fort, twenty-nine were of adobe, eight were frame, and one, the magazine, was constructed of stone. The Commanding Officer's Quarters was two stories.

Related Names
Coult, Maj. T. A.
Apache Indians


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer September 1937 VIEW LOOKING EAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer September 1937 VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer September 1937 VIEW LOOKING WEST


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