Fort McRae Cemetery
Sierra County, New Mexico
Lat: 33°11'43"N, Lon: 107°09'53"W
Contributed by Marilyn Poitras, Jan 26, 2002 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 26.
Fort McRae, located on Elephant Butte Lake on the south side of McRae
Canyon at the waters edge was established Apr 3, 1863.
The Fort was named for Capt. Alexander McRae, who died at the Battle
of Valverde. Fort McRae was abandoned Oct 30, 1876. The fort is now
covered by Elephant Butte lake.
Interments buried at Fort McRae Cemetery were relocated to National,
State, public or private cemeteries. Capt. McRae’s remains, first interred
at Fort Craig, NM, were removed and buried at West Point, New York,
Jun 5, 1867.
This information given by the Sierra Co. Genealogical Society and used
with their permission.
- Marilyn Poitras
Boys, James G., b. Helena, Kent Co. England, d. Nov 7, 1868,
Civil Emp. D.M.D., Died from disease
Bratling, Frank, b. Germany, d. Jul 13, 1873, age: 26yrs, Corp.
'C' Troop 8th Cal. Received Medal of Honor 1873, Died from gunshot wound
inflicted by Indians near Canada Alamosa, NM
Brown, George, no dates, Pvt., Killed by Indians
Castilla, Anfonia J., b. Alamea, NM, d. no dates, age: 30yrs,
Corp. 'D' NM Inf, Accidentally shot
Cavenaugh, J., b. Ireland, d. no dates, near Alamocita, Pvt.
Dickey, George S., b. California, d. no dates, Pvt. 'G' US Cal,
Died from disease
Duggan, Edward, no dates, Citizen
Dunn, Charles, no dates, Pvt. 'C'
Gregman, Pablo, b. Paratlo, Valencia, NM, d. no dates, age: 25yrs,
Pvt. 'C' NM Inf, Died from disease
Hagen, Richard, no dates, Pvt. 'C', Killed by citizen
Indian Boy, no dates, Natural Death
Indian Man, no dates, Amputated leg after gunshot would. Died
Indian Women, d. 1862, Was captured and shot by an Apache Indian
whiole attempting to escape
Johnson, Isaac, b. Richmond, VA, d. Aug 30, 1868, age: 21yrs,
Pvt. 'H' US Inf., Drowned in Rio Grande del Norte while on duty
Johnson, R. S., no dates, Pvt. Co. G., Killed by Apache Indians
Kearney, James, b. Philadelphia, PA, d. Jun 25, 1873, age: 22yrs,
Pvt. 8th Cal, Died from by drowing in the Rio Grande
Linder, William, b. from California, d. Dec 2, 1873, age: 38yrs,
Pvt. 8th US Cal, Died from bronchitis resulting in collapsing of the
McKay, Ada A., d. Aug 15, 1874, Daughter of R.K. and A.J. McKay
McKee, A., no dates, Pvt. US Cal.
O'Brien, Chs., no dates, Pvt. Co. G., Killed by Apache Indians
O'Toole, Patrick, b. from Ohio, d. Aug 20, 1873, age: 22yrs,
1st. Sgt. 'h' Troop 8th Cal, Died from gunshot wound that penatrated
the cranium. Inflicted near Canada Alamosa, NM
Padilla, Felipe, b. from Dona Ana Co. NM, d. 1864, age: 25yrs,
Shot by accident
Pfeiffer, Mrs., d. Aug 25, 1862, Hot Springs, NM, age: 25yrs,
Wife of Major Pfeiffer. Killed by Apache Indians
Rowlett, Wm.J., no dates, Pvt. Co. G., Drowned in the Rio Grande
Schroank, J., d. Jun 1, 1870, Pvt. 'B' US Inf
Shaw, Alfred, no dates, Pvt. 'C', Died from disease
Unknown, no dates, Body found near Alamocita when cemetery was
Unknown, no dates
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