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The certain destruction of New Orleans in the face of overwhelming numbers and fire-power, forced the Confederate commander, Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell (above), to abandon the city's defenses. The mayor offered surrender on April 29.

I ' he people of New Orleans, while JL unable to resist your force, do not... transfer allegiance from the government of their choice... they yield the obedience which the conqueror is entitled to extort from the conquered."

The mayor of New Orleans to Farragut, April 29.

Having moved from his Virginia home at the state's secession, Farragut was at first suspected by the Washington hierarchy, but bis victory at New Orleans proved both his loyalty and his worth and secured his promotion to the rank of rear-admiral (above) .

(j) July 3-41861: Small force of (jq) March 28: Scurry defeats Slough's

Confederates, led by L.t Col. John Federals at Glorieta Pass, but after raid oi.

Baylor, occupies Fort Bliss their supplies at Johnson's Ranch, Confederates withdraw to Santa Fe

July 27: Baylor compels Major Isaac iynde to surrender his force at San (y) April 11-12: Sibley evacuates Sante K,

Augustin Spring then Albuquerque

/JN Feb 7-20: Sibley marches north up (¡2) April 17-25: Sibley crosses Rio Grande,

7 Rin CranHf makes 100-mile detour to bypass Foil

Col. Edward Canby (above) commanded a force of approximately 1,000 territorial militia, inadequately trained and equipped. In preparation for Sibley's anticipated assault, Canby was able to raise five regiments with the assistance of prominent New Mexicans. As a result of his having won the battle of Glorieta Pass, Canby was promoted and transferred to Washington where he was named Assistant Adjutant General. Having survived the war, in which his last act was to accept the surrender of Confederate generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Richard Taylor, Canby met his death at the hands of the Madoc Indians in 1873.

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Except for its geographical position, the Territory of New Mexico is not worth a quarter of the blood and treasure expended in its conquest. As a field for military operations it possesses not a single element, except in the multiplicity of its defensible positions. The indispensable element, food, cannot be relied on."

Brig. Gen. Sibley after his return from New Mexico.

" eneral Canby was an officer of vj great merit. He was naturally studious, and inclined to the law. There have been in the army but very few, if any, officers who took as much interest in reading and digesting every act of Congress... His knowledge gained in this way made him a most valuable staff officer."

Ulysses S. Grant, in bis "Memoirs. '

(j) July 3-41861: Small force of (jq) March 28: Scurry defeats Slough's

Confederates, led by L.t Col. John Federals at Glorieta Pass, but after raid oi.

Baylor, occupies Fort Bliss their supplies at Johnson's Ranch, Confederates withdraw to Santa Fe

July 27: Baylor compels Major Isaac iynde to surrender his force at San (y) April 11-12: Sibley evacuates Sante K,

Augustin Spring then Albuquerque

/JN Feb 7-20: Sibley marches north up (¡2) April 17-25: Sibley crosses Rio Grande,

7 Rin CranHf makes 100-mile detour to bypass Foil

Col. Edward Canby (above) commanded a force of approximately 1,000 territorial militia, inadequately trained and equipped. In preparation for Sibley's anticipated assault, Canby was able to raise five regiments with the assistance of prominent New Mexicans. As a result of his having won the battle of Glorieta Pass, Canby was promoted and transferred to Washington where he was named Assistant Adjutant General. Having survived the war, in which his last act was to accept the surrender of Confederate generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Richard Taylor, Canby met his death at the hands of the Madoc Indians in 1873.

Rio Grande

Feb 21: Federals defeated at W Valverde

¡^A Feb 23: Sibley bypasses Canby at ^^^ Fort Craig and marches north

March 1: Federals evacuate Albuquerque

March 11: Slough reaches Fort ^ Union

March 22: Slough leaves Fort Union to recapture Santa Fe from Confederates

March 25-26: Confederates march east from Santa Fe, but are defeated by Chivington's Federals in Apache Canyon

Craig, returning to the river 40 mils south of the fort

July 23: Confederates withdraw from Mesilla and retreat toTexas

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