is due to Adjt. Ellsberry R. Lane to bear testimony to the courage and activity he displayed in the discharge of his official duties, and to acknowledge my obligations for the manner in which he carried out my orders.It appears from the report of General Sibley that after occupying Santa Fe for nearly a month from the time of his first advance upon it, the forage and supplies there became exhausted, and he determined to remove his forces to Manzano, intermediate between Fort Union, Albuquerque and Fort Craig. But Albuquerque, his base of supplies, being threatened, he was forced to go there, and then found it necessary to evacuate the territory. Green's regiment, detached to Peralta, opposite Los Lunas, was attacked with artillery, but was reinforced by the remainder of the brigade, and no loss was suffered. The retreat was thence made over the mountains and through the cañons to the Texas border, and the command was stationed along a line from Dona Ana to Fort Bliss.
Col. B. F. Terry, was sent into Kentucky in September, 1861, and was soon followed by the Seventh infantry under Col. John Gregg. The first considerable engagement of the Eighth cavalry was at Woodsonville, or Rowlett's station, December 17th. Gen. T. C. Hindman, in command of the Confederate forces engaged, in advancing on Woodsonville put out the Rangers on the neighboring heights and Major Phifer's cavalry to watch the crossings of Green river. Later Colonel Terry, being temporarily left in command by General Hindman, was assailed by the enemy in force, and ‘at the head of 75 Rangers he charged about 300, routed and drove them back, but fell mortally wounded. A body of ’