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These are views of soldiers and buildings at Fort Lyon, Colorado, and Fort Union, New Mexico. Fort Lyon was active from 1868 through 1888. It was laid out as a typical 19th-century western military fort possessing a central parade ground surrounded by officers' row in the north, company quarters on the east and west, and the headquarters building to the south. Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During it's forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supply depot for the southwest.

Creator: Riddle, J. R.
Date: Between 1886 and 1890

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Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Troop E, 6th Cavalry stationed at Fort Union, New Mexico. Troops are lined up with swords. Neg #1Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Mounted troops, Troop E, 6th Cavalry, taken at Fort Union, New Mexico. Neg *2Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Troop E, 6th Cavalry, taken at Fort Union, New Mexico. Troops are lined up in a field. Neg #3Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Company E, 10th Infantry, at Fort Lyon, Colorado. Soldiers are pictured seated in front of a building. Neg #4Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Company C, 22nd Inffantry at Fort Lyon, Colorado. Soldiers are pictured sitting in front of a builiding. 1st Sergent Horner is pictured at the far right.  Neg #5Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Company D, 10th Infantry at Fort Lyon, Colorado. Soldiers are pictured in a line with their rifles. Neg #6Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Company F, 22nd Infantry stationed at Fort Lyon, Colorado. Soldiers are pictured in front of a building. Many of the soilders are holding dogs. Neg #7Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Company F, 22nd Infantry, Fort Lyon, Colorado. Soldiers are pictured in front of a building and many of them are holding dogs. Neg #8Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Unidentified soilders at Fort Lyon, Colorado. The soldiers are posed on top of a rock pile with shovels and hammers. Neg #9Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Unidentified buildings. Neg #10Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Unidentified sergeant, member fo the 10th infantry, Company A, Fort Lyon, Colorado. Neg #11Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Unidentified sergeant. Neg #12

Fort Lyon and Fort Union - Troop E, 6th Cavalry stationed at Fort Union, New Mexico. Troops are lined up with swords. Neg #1

Item Number: 209600
Call Number: Ft. Lyon/Union photo collection
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209600

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