New Mexico

    Place Unit Type
    State or Province
    Containing Unit
    Date Type
    Apaches launch a full scale attack on settlements along the Mimbres River in southern New Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    Army builds new fort in New Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    At Fort Bliss, Confederate Brigadier-General Henry Sibley takes command of the "Army of New Mexico" Battles/Soldiers
    At Fort Fauntleroy, New Mexico troops massacre visiting Navajo families, killing twelve and injuring forty Battles/Soldiers
    Confederate Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley inflicts a heavy defeat on Union forces in New Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    Confederate Brigadier-General Henry H. Sibley marches from San Antonio to launch his invasion of New Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    Congress approves a reservation for the Pima and Miricopa tribes near the Gila River in New Mexico Territory Legal/Political
    Henry McCarty, alias William Bonney, alias "Billy the Kid," is born in New York City Personal
    In New Mexico, an audacious Navajo attack on the Fort Defiance livestock herd is driven off Battles/Soldiers
    In New Mexico, U.S. Army mounted infantry fight a small band of Navajo Battles/Soldiers
    James Gadsden dies in Charleston, South Carolina Personal
    Major Isaac Lynde, officer who surrendered Fort Fillmore in New Mexico dismissed from U.S. Army Battles/Soldiers
    New Mexico volunteers ride from Mesilla, New Mexico to relieve the Mimbres River settlers Battles/Soldiers
    The Confederate invasion of New Mexico reaches and occupies the territorial capital of Santa Fe Battles/Soldiers
    U.S. Infantry and Comanche clash at Hatch's Ranch in New Mexico Battles/Soldiers
    Name Type
    Bernalillo County, NM County
    Dona Ana County, NM County
    Fort Defiance, NM Location or Site
    Santa Fe County, NM County
    Taos County, NM County
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