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 - an article, "A New Look at Dragoon Springs Stage Station Cemetery," by Gerald T. Ahnert. There is a discussion of the battle and several pages on the graves/cemetery. To add to this is a diagram of the stage station with various details of its construction. Very good article.
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 cons... more
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
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 T... more
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 w... more
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. ... more