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The Confederate invasion of New Mexico reaches and occupies the territorial capital of Santa Fe

Henry Hopkins Sibley, detail
03/10/1862
After the small victory at Valverde, Confederate Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley's invasion of New Mexico reached and occupied Santa Fé following the town's evacuation by Union forces and territorial officials.  Two weeks later, Sibley's men were defeated at Glorieta Pass, around fifteen miles to the south, and eventually were forced to give up the territorial capital on April 8, 1862 and retreat towards the Rio Grande.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Joseph Miller, New Mexico: A Guide to the Colorful State (Santa Fé, NM: Coronado Cuarto Centennial Commisssion, 1940), 79. 

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