About 20 miles
southeast of Bill Williams mountain.There is no lake in this vicinity except the well known Mormon lake
which must be the one referred to as Carleton.There is no record of this lake anywhere else.Gen. Carleton who commanded U. S. troops in
New Mexico, 1862, was probably never in this immediate region although he was
in Tucson with the California Volunteers May 2, 1862.Parts of his command, however, were all over
northern Arizona and could have named the lake for him.
"Military Map of New Mexico" of 1864 in Historical Society files at
Tucson shows a "camp on Lake Carleton" at this exact spot i.e. Mormon
Lake.Such a camp is not listed in any
known register of military camps of those days.
Two prominent buttes
in forks of Canyon de Chelly and Monument canyon, Navajo Ind. Res."These points stand out in the valley
like huge sentinels.The Mexicans gave
them the name of El Capitanos."Gregory.