John H. Tunstall: Murder Site Historic
Glencoe, Lincoln County, New Mexico
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. Tunstall, an English
businessman, came to New Mexico in 1876.
The John H. Tunstall: Murder Site
Historic Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 273.5, on the right
when traveling east.