Aug 09, 2015 · As of August 2015, Google Maps incorrectly shows the location of FS 9019D. FS 9019D is actually about 100 yards east of the location shown on Google Maps (closer to the bend in FS 443). Regarding John H. Tunstall Murder Site. Directions: 1. From US 70 turn south onto Glencoe Loop (US 70 Frontage Road). 2. From Glencoe Loop turn south onto Coe ...
John H. Tunstall Murder Site In one of the Lincoln County War's most violent encounters, John H. Tunstall was shot and killed at a nearby site on February 18, 1878. Tunstall's death set off a series of violent reprisals between his friends, among whom was William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, and forces of the Murphy/Dolan faction of this tragic ...
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This marker isn't at the actual murder site but is located on highway 70 below the hills where the event took place. Text of the sign: John H. Tunstall Murder Site In one of the Lincoln County War's most violent encounters, John H. Tunstall was shot and killed at a nearby site on February 18, 1878.
John Henry Tunstall (6 March 1853 – 18 February 1878), born in London, became a rancher and merchant in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, where he competed with Irish Catholic merchants, lawmen, and politicians who ran the town of Lincoln and the county.
Tunstall's body was recovered on the next day by rancher John Newcomb, whose property was located only approximately six miles away from the murder site. It was then brought back from this remote location to the town of Lincoln where and official inquest was held before the burial just Northeast of Tunstall's store.
Jul 24, 2011 · In one of the Lincoln County War’s earliest violent encounters, John H. Tunstall was shot and killed at a nearby site on February 18, 1878. Tunstall’s death set off a series of violent reprisals between his friends, among whom was William “Billy the Kid” Bonney, and forces of the Murphy/Dolan faction of the tragic conflict.
Feb 13, 2018 · LHS volunteers joined Ranger Schultz and Tim Roberts, DCA, Site Manager of LHS, at the site of John Henry Tunstall’s murder on Feb. 18, 1878.
The murder of Tunstall, in 1878, saw the beginning of the Lincoln County War. Meanwhile, in Lincoln, things were going good for Jimmy Dolan. In July, 1879, he married the beautiful Carolina Fritz, daughter of Charlie Fritz and the niece of Colonel Emil Fritz, the former partner of L. G. Murphy.
A member of the sub-posse at some point also kills Tunstall's horse. Following this, Brewer, Bonney, Middleton, and Widenmann go on to Lincoln, where they tell the townsfolk what occured. That night, a party led by John Newcomb goes to the murder site and retrieves Tunstall's body. Tunstall is buried behind his store in Lincoln on February 22.