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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
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s was anticipated. A large number are suffering from severe colds, but they cheerfully perform their daily routine duties. There continues to be much speculation in reference to the communication sent to Gen. McClellan by the commander of the rebel forces of the Potomac. The general impression is that it is merely in regard to some prisoners held by us. The small pox is still very prevalent at Georgetown, and on the island. There are but a few isolated cases in the city proper. From New Mexico. Kansas, City, Feb. 4. --The Santa Fe mail, with dates to the 20th of January, has arrived. The Indians are more troublesome than ever, killing the Mexicans and driving off their stock. Six dead bodies were brought to Albuquerque last week. All the able bodied men are in the field, leaving the old and feeble to protect their homes. There has been no advance of the United States troops southwest, and there are no signs of the Texan discounting up the Paces.
clined, but as the Plenipotentiary of Juarez returned with the Commission, it was taken for granted that negotiations would proceed. Where the conferences would take place was uncertain, although it was generally believed that Jalapa would be agreed upon. Juarez, it is said, had acknowledged that his Government had not fulfilled its obligations to foreigners, and expressed his willingness to extend any additional guarantees. The allied forces at Tejeria have advanced three leagues toward Santa Fe, in order to be removed from the unhealthy localities where they had at first encamped, and measures were in progress to advance immediately upon the capital, should a disposition be manifested to resist the demands of the allies. All reports of conflicts between the opposing forces are contradicted. On the contrary, it is alleged that the pickets of the Mexican and allied armies maintained the most friendly relations, and that the price of provisions in Vera Cruz had fallen materially. H
he Federals in New Mexico. The importance of this victory will be understood when the strategy that led to it is explained. Glorietta is the name of a canon about is old Fort Union road. Fort Union lies a little north of the St. Louis and Santa Fe road, and is about 70 miles from Santa Fe. From the east of the mountain there are two passes, one through this canon and one at Galisteo. Fort Union, the strangest fort in New Mexico, has been heavily not only with regulars, but with powerful detachment of Pike's Peak volunteers: It is to be observed that Pike's Peak is about 200 miles north of Santa Fe, and the population is made up of adventurous men from the Northwestern States. They are naturally abolitionists, and, being without the ties of family, have volunteered answer to Canbys call for help against the Texans. There was a regiment of them in Val Verde, and they were driven from the field. After the battle of Val, Verde, Sinley pushed on and occupied Northern New M
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