B.J.
Battle at Dragoon Springs
Mon May 16, 4:48


    • Drone videoPam Potter, Tue May 17 8:58
      The Wild West History Association has use of a drone and will be at TTR in October. If you have any suggestions on drone views you would like, let us know. Any excuse for a field trip. There is always... more
      • Story:?Eddie Lanham, Tue May 17 15:39
        There are incredible stories from everyday people. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing. Travel with the WWHA to learn stories about history, research, and more.
    • How enlightening!...Joyce A. Aros, Mon May 16 7:39
      ...Thank you, BJ. Hope you find more of this. I did not know about this account but I can envision it as I still like to hit the backroads of Tombstone area and the mountain areas. This guy really... more
      • Great Video and AccountRoy B Young, Mon May 16 13:39
        I really like this video and the whole story told of this site. Beautiful location. I can only imagine the lonliness of such a place in 1862. I wonder about the many, many rocks that made up the walls... more
        • Dragoon Springs CemeteryRobert Buckley, Tue May 17 17:40
          Roy, here is the Find-A-Grave link for the Dragoon Springs Cemetery. Listed in the link are the men who died during the battle in 1862 and also the men who died in the massacre of 1858 during the construction... more
          • The CemeteryRoy B Young, Thu May 19 10:39
            In trying to answer my own question via research, it didn't take long. I found in my copy of the Cochise County Historical Journal, Volume 46, Number 1, Spring/Summer, 2016 - the 50th Anniversary Issue... more
          • VideoEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 3:31
            Great video !!!
            • The Jackass mail routeRobert Buckley, Thu May 19 7:49
              In 1857, a year before the massacre at Dragoon Springs, the lone survivor of the massacre, Silas St. John, helped layout and manage the San Antonio to San Diego mail route ( The Jackass mail route). ... more
              • MemorialEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:43
                Memorial for Silas St. John: SILAS ST. JOHN CARRIED THE FIRST EASTBOUND OVERLAND MAIL OUT OF SAN DIEGO, FROM CARRIZO CREEK TO FORT YUMA NOV, 16, 1857. ON SEPT. 9, 1858, IN A LONE-HANDED DEFENSE OF THE... more
                • Re: MemorialRobert Buckley, Fri May 20 18:39
                  Eddie, Benjamin P. Cheney,jr, a director of Wells Fargo, had that Memorial inscribed on a bronze plaque and placed on Silas St. John’s headstone in 1941. Sadly, several years later the bronze plaque was... more
                  • WellsEddie Lanham, Sat May 21 3:31
                    Interesting!
              • Military RoadEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:17
                Thanks Robert for that information on Silas St. John. From San Antonio, the Military Road and Postal Route ran west to Ft. Inge, just south of current Uvalde, and beyond, then turned towards El Paso. If... more
      • Charleston ArizonaB.J., Mon May 16 12:58
        https://youtu.be/51BsIu1NvXw
        • CharlestonRoy B Young, Mon May 16 13:50
          Nice drone views of Charleston. I've been there several times, but having the drone fly over helps to picture the size and shape of the town and streets. I seriously question the picture labeled as Curly... more
          • Curly Bill photoRandolph W. Farmer, Wed May 18 7:25
            So you don’t believe the Harpo Marx looking guy in that photo is Curly Bill? LOL. He looks too narrow-shouldered to be the guy described as a muscular giant, built like a wrestler. I don’t believe it either... more
          • Charleston, AZSharon Cunningham, Tue May 17 5:42
            Like the video of Charleston. Was on the TTR Trek to Charleston several years ago and came away with a photo of our Friends Pam Potter, (me), and Anne Collier...I think that's Casey Tefertiller in the... more
            • Posting a PictureRoy B Young, Tue May 17 7:52
              Would be glad to post it in the WWHA on-line Saddlebag newsletter, if that will work for you. "Remember when..." or something like that.
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