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n hundred and fifty in number, who surrendered to three hundred Texan Rangers, eighteen miles from Fort Fillmore, had been released on parole, the Texans retaining their arms and the horses belonging to the Mounted Rifles. Gen. Wm. Pelham, formerly Surveyor-General of New Mexico, and Col. Clements, were arrested at Santa Fe, and confined in the guard-house, by order of Col. Canby, of the Department of New Mexico. They were suspected of giving improper information to the Texas troops of Fort Bliss, below El Paso. Col. Clements took the oath of allegiance, and was discharged. Gen. Pelham refused to take the oath, and is still confined in the guard-house. Col. Canby, by proclamation, had suspended the writ of habeas corpus in New Mexico. Fort Stanton had been abandoned by the United States forces, and the fort afterward fired by order of Col. Canby.--National Intelligencer, September 2. At Middletown, New Jersey, a party of peace men attempted to hold a meeting, but were preve
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Confederate invasion of New Mexico and Arizona. (search)
week in July, 1861, with about three hundred men of his regiment, the 2d Texas Mounted Rifles, C. S. A., and occupying Fort Bliss, across the river, which had been abandoned by the regular troops. He was warmly welcomed by the few secessionists in in New Mexico), Reily's 4th Regiment, Green's 5th, and Steele's 7th Regiment of Texas mounted troops, and he arrived at Fort Bliss on the 14th of December, and assumed command of all the forces of the Confederate States on the Rio Grande at and above, picking up a large amount of serviceable articles which they had abandoned on their way. Sibley himself arrived at Fort Bliss in the first week of May, while his command was strung out for fifty miles to the rear. He remained here but a few dayway without discipline or command, every man for himself, until all finally arrived. Sibley's command, when he reached Fort Bliss, in 1861, numbered nearly or quite 3700 men; when he returned it was less than 2000, making a loss of over 1700 men, th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
wounded in hospitals there and at Santa Fe. After skirmishing with his opponents along the river, each party moving on opposite sides of the stream, and perceiving imminent danger to his whole command, Sibley fled under cover of the night to the mountains, with his scanty provisions on pack mules, dragging his cannon over rugged spurs and along fearful precipices, for ten days. Then he again struck the Rio Grande at a point where he had ordered supplies to meet him. He then made his way to Fort Bliss, At Albuquerque, according to Sibley's report, the brothers Raphael and Manuel Armijo were so warmly interested in the Confederate cause that they placed at his disposal stores valued at $200,000. They fled over the mountains with Sibley. Their generosity and sacrifices so touched his heart, that he expressed a hope that they might not be forgotten by the Confederate Government in the final settlement. in Texas, May 4. a wiser if not a happier man. Canby did not follow him over the mo
o 150 of the regular army. San Antonio, 150 miles inland from Indianola, on Matagorda Bay, was the headquarters of the department, whence the most remote post--Fort Bliss, on the usual route thence to New Mexico--was distant 675 miles. The whole number of regulars distributed throughout Texas was 2,612, comprising nearly half the far down as Fort Staunton, leaving Fort Fillmore still in the hands of the Texans. Gen. Sibley, who had hoped to advance in the Autumn of 1861, was still at Fort Bliss, within the limits of Texas, on the 1st of January, 1862; but moved forward, a few days thereafter, with 2,300 men, many of them trained to efficiency in the Me that his soldiers would decidedly object to returning to that inhospitable, undesirable country. These and kindred considerations had induced his return to Fort Bliss, Texas, and now impelled him to meditate a movement without orders still further down the country. Col. Canby wisely declined to run a race of starvation across
nstrains a surrender, 753. Sherrill, Col. Eliakim, 112th N. Y., wounded at Harper's Ferry, 200. Shields, Gen. James. wounded, 114; on battle of Kernstown, 115; joins McDowell at Fredericksburg, 136; ordered back to the Valley, 1:;36; fails to intercept Jackson, 137. Ship Island, occupied by Gen. Phelps, 82. Shreveport, La., held by 25,000 men under Price, 538. Sibley, Gen., his Indian campaign, 455. Sibley, Gen. H. F., organizes brigade for conquest of New Mexico, 21; at Fort Bliss, 22; Valverde, 22-3; Santa Fe, 24; abandons New Mexico, 25. Sickles, Gen. Daniel E., at Fredericksburg, 347; at Chancellorsville, 361; worsted by Longstreet, 381; at Gettysburg, 380-87. Sieges of, Atlanta, 637; Beaufort, N. C., 73; 81; Charleston, 465-7 ; 529; Corinth, 226 to 231; Fort Darling, 141; Fort Donelson, 47-50; Fort Fisher, 711; 713; Fort Gaines, 651; Fort Henry, 45; Fort Hindman, 292; Fort McAllister, Ga., 693: Fort Macon, N. C., 79; Fort Morgan, 651; Fort Pillow, 56, 619;
An Irish regular.--The following dialogue really took place between Lieutenant A. C. C----d, late of the United States Texan army, and Pat Fletcher, one of the privates of the Second Cavalry, now at Car. lisle, then near Fort Bliss:-- Officer — Well, Pat, ain't you going to follow the General (Twiggs)? Pat--If Gineral Scott ordhers us to folly him, sir, begor Toby (Pat's horse) can gallop as well as the best of 'em. Officer — I mean, won't you leave the abolition army, and join the ow, Lieutenant, and I'm going not to disgrace naither IV my countries. Officer — Do you know that you will have to fire on green Irish colors, in the Southern ranks? Pat--And won't you have to fire on them colors, (pointing to the flag at Fort Bliss,) that yerself and five of us licked nineteen rangers under? Sure, it isn't a greater shame for an Irishman to fire on Irish colors, than for an American to fire on American colors. An’ th' oath'll be on my side, you know, Lieutenant. Off
co, I answered it by the next mail; since then I have not heard from you, or any one else. At that time, I think, I told you that I expected to leave there for Fort Butler, but shortly afterward the company to which I belong was ordered to Fort Bliss, Texas, on the Rio Grande, four hundred miles from Hatch's Ranche, which place we left on the twenty-fifth of January, 1861; the weather was intensely cold, and snow some six or eight inches deep for some three hundred miles of the way. We suffered very much during the greater part of the march, but as we neared the Texas border the days became more pleasant, but the nights were still cold and stormy. We arrived at Fort Bliss February twenty-fifth, and were all beginning to congratulate ourselves on having a good garrison for the summer, when the news of the secession reached us. At first we thought nothing of it; but the attack and surrender of Fort Sumter by the gallant Major Anderson convinced the most sceptical that things were taki
Harbor43.24 Penn Yan, N. Y.28.42 Buffalo, N. Y.33.84 Newark, N. J.44.85 Philadelphia, Pa44.05 Pittsburgh, Pa37.09 Washington, D. C.37.52 Baltimore, Md. (Fort McHenry)41.10 Fortress Monroe, Va.47.04 White sulphur Springs, Va37.54 Gaston, N. C.43.40 Charleston, S. C.43.63 Savannah, Ga.48.32 Key West, Fla.36.23 Fort Myers, Fla.56.55 Mt. Vernon Arsenal, Ala.66.14 Huntsville, Ala54.88 Natchez, Miss.53.55 New Orleans, La51.05 Baton Rouge, La60.16 Fort Brown. Texas33.44 Fort Bliss, Texas9.56 Fort Smith, Ark40.36 Washington. Ark54.50 Springdale, Ky.48.58 Marietta, Ohio42.70 Cleveland. Ohio37.61 Detroit. Mich.30.05 Mackinac, Mich.23.96 Richmond, Ind.43.32 Peoria, Ill41.25 Milwaukee, Wis.30.40 Fort Snelling, Minn.25.11 Muscatine, Iowa42.88 St. Louis, Mo.42.18 Fort Gibson, Ind. Ter.36.37 Fort Towson, Ind. Ter.51.08 Fort Leavenworth, Kan.31.74 Fort Kearney, Neb.25.25 Fort Randall, Dak.16.51 Fort Laramic, Wyoming15.16 Fort Massachusetts, Col.17.06 For
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Texas, 1861 (search)
nt of Forks Clarke and IngeBy U. S. Troops. March 20: Abandonment of Forts Brown and DuncanBy U. S. Troops. March 28: Abadonment of Fort ChadbourneBy U. S. Troops. March 29: Abandonment of Fort MasonBy U. S. Troops. March 31: Abandonment of Fort BlissBy U. S. Troops. April --: Abandonment of Fort StocktonBy U. S. Troops. April 5: Abandonment of Fort QuitmanBy U. S. Troops. April 13: Abandonment of Fort DavisBy U. S. Troops. April 25: Surrender at SaluriaUNITED STATES--1st (2 Cos.), 3d (32 Cos.), 3d (3 Cos.) and 8th (2 Cos.) Infantry. April 25: Surrender at IndianolaOf U. S. Troops. May 9: Surrender at San Lucas SpringsUNITED STATES--8th Infantry. Aug. --: Operations at Fort BlissConfederate Forces, against Indians. Oct. 11-16: Operations at Fort IngeConfederate Forces, against Indians. Nov. 1: Skirmish, Peosi RiverConfederate Forces, with Indians. Nov. 7: Burning of Royal Yatch, GalvestonUNITED STATES--Crew of Frigate "Santee." Union loss, 1 killed, 8 wounded. Total, 9.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, California Volunteers. (search)
ro Rivers, May 24, and duty there till June 17. Moved to Tucson, thence to Fort Thorne, Arizona, on the Rio Grande River, June 21-July 6. Reoccupation of Fort Thorne July 6. Expedition for the reoccupation of Mesilla, Fort Fillmore and Fort Bliss July 15-19. At Las Cruces till August 16. Expedition to Fort Bliss and Fort Quitman August 16-22. At Camp Johnson, Texas, till October. Affair at San Pedro Crossing, Arizona, September 21 (Detachment). At Mesilla, Arizona, till JFort Bliss and Fort Quitman August 16-22. At Camp Johnson, Texas, till October. Affair at San Pedro Crossing, Arizona, September 21 (Detachment). At Mesilla, Arizona, till January, 1863. Expedition against Apache Indians November 15-December 31, 1862. White Mountains November 15. At Fort West, Dept. of New Mexico, till September, 1863. Skirmish at Bonito Rio, N. Mex., March 27 (Cos. A, B and L ). Skirmish near Fort Bowie, Arizona, April 25 (Detachment). Operations against Navajo Indians in New Mexico August 20-December 16, 1863. Skirmish at San Pedro Crossing, Arizona, August 22. Fort Bowie, Arizona, August 27 (Co. E ). Duty at Las Cruc
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