United States #976 (1948)

Establishment of Fort Bliss, Texas

On November 7, 1848, United States War Department General Order No. 58 ordered the establishment of an army post across from El Paso del Norte (now Ciudad Juárez), the largest settlement in the independent Mexican territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. The United States had inherited the unenforced claim to the east bank with the Texas Annexation in 1845. The U.S. Army under Stephen Kearny occupied … Continue reading Establishment of Fort Bliss, Texas