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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