Camp Crittenden


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Camp Crittenden, Arizona. Established August 10, 1867. Named amp Crittenden by Berneral Order Department of California no. 57, September 30, 1887. In honor of thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Colonel, 32d U.S. Infantry, Major General U.S.V. Post abandoned JUne 1, 1873. Established to protect settlers of Babocamari, Sonoita and Santa Cruz Valleys against Indians. Leading a detachment from this post May 5, 1871, Lieutenant Cushing was killed by one of Cochise's band.


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