Robert Buckley
Dragoon Springs Cemetery
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 of the stagecoach stop.

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2330130/dragoon-springs-cemetery

Here is a video with a detailed account of the massacre that happened during the construction of the stagecoach stop in 1858.

https://youtu.be/a0-5RMOBjcs

  • 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 Cemetery — Robert Buckley, Tue May 17 17:40
      • 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
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