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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

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Historic Resource Study, 1993: "Fort Union and the Frontier Army of the Southwest" [PDF, 7204 KB]

FORT UNION AND THE FRONTIER ARMY IN THE SOUTHWEST:
A Historic Resource Study, 1993
Fort Union National Monument
Fort Union, New Mexico

By
Leo E. Oliva

 

Did You Know?

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Fort Union was established to protect commercial and military enterprises along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort was strategically positioned near the junction of the Mountain and Cimarron Branches of the trail to better serve their purpose.