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Battle of Albuquerque
Part of the American Civil War
Date April 8-9, 1862
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory
Modern Day: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Result Confederate victory
Belligerents
22x20px United States 22x20px Confederate States
Commanders
John P. Slough Henry Hopkins Sibley
Strength
1,150+
cavalry,
infantry,
militia,
artillery
850+
cavalry,
infantry,
militia,
artillery
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Albuquerque was a small engagement of the American Civil War in April, 1862. Between General Henry Hopkins Sibley's Army of New Mexico and a Union Army under John P. Slough. The Confederates were on the retreat from New Mexico Territory after the Battle of Glorieta Pass. On April 8, Sibley's force occupied Albuquerque for a second time as they made their way south back to Confederate Arizona. Slough's army attacked and skirmished with the rebels at the town for two days at long range before retiring with minimal casualties on both sides. The rebels ended their occupation a few days later.

References[]

  • Eicher, John H., & Eicher, David J.: Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
  • Heyman, Max L., Jr.: Prudent Soldier: A Biography of Major General ERS Canby, 1817-1873, Frontier Military Series III, Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1959.
  • Filson Historical Society Library: MS #118. "Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1819[sic]-1873. Papers, 1837-1873." A\C214 (1 box, 146 items; includes contemporary newspaper accounts regarding General Canby's death and its aftermath).
  • Military biography of Henry Hopkins Sibley from the Cullum biographies
  • [www.sangres.com/history/civilwarnm.htm www.sangres.com/history/civilwarnm.htm]

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