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they abandon New Mexico.
The frontiers of Texas, Mexican and savage, were guarded, prior to thhole number of regulars distributed throughout Texas was 2,612, comprising nearly half the effectivs understood between them that his business in Texas was to betray this entire force, or so much ofarties, that our troops should simply evacuate Texas, marching to and embarking at the coast, wherehould proceed by water to any point outside of Texas; but these conditions, though made by a traitoall Federal soldiers and officers remaining in Texas. Maj. Sibley, in command at that port, had cha the several posts protecting the frontiers of Texas, being isolated and cut off from all communicaordinates, with intent to lead his regiment to Texas, and there turn it over to the service and supem — while, if they would but consent to go to Texas and take service with the Confederacy, they shezvous at Fort Fillmore, twenty miles from the Texas line, no far from El Paso, where Maj. Lynde co
t they might now safely leave Canby to his meditations, and push on up the river into the heart of the Territory.
They did so, as they anticipated, without further opposition from the force they had so signally beaten.
Leaving their wounded at Socorro, 30 miles on the way, they advanced to Albuquerque, 50 miles further, which fell without resistance, and where their scanty stock of provisions was considerably replenished.
At Cubero, 60 miles westward, they obtained more provisions and some a cannon by hand up and down the sides of most rugged mountains, he was ten days in making his way to a point on the river below, where supplies had been ordered to meet him, leaving his sick and wounded in hospitals at Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Socorro, to fare as they might.
He naively reports that sufficient funds in Confederate paper was provided them to meet every want, if it be negotiated; and honors the brothers Raphael and Manuel Armijo--wealthy native merchants — who, on his arrival a
e of Valverde
heroism and death of McRae
fight at Apache Pass
Rebels occupy Santa Fe
they abandon New Mexico.
The frontiers of Texas, Mexican and savage, were lly accepted a furlough, suggested by Loring, and quickly repaired under it to Santa Fe, the Headquarters of the department, making a revelation of Crittenden's treaces encountered,
March 24. at Cañon Glorietta, or Apache Pass, 15 miles from Santa Fe, near Fort Union, a new Federal force of 1,300, composed partly of regulars, b g before, Slough took 57 prisoners, with a loss of only 15.
Sibley entered Santa Fe in triumph soon afterward, meeting no further resistance.
He collected there ies had been ordered to meet him, leaving his sick and wounded in hospitals at Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Socorro, to fare as they might.
He naively reports that sufcross those desolate mountains, in the rear of the flying foe, but returned to Santa Fe, whence his order, of even date
May 4, 1862. with Sibley's official report,