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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Skirmish of Albuquerque

April 8-9, 1862

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker
Inscription. While Confederate Brigadier General H. H. Sibley was assembling the bulk of his army at Santa Fe, Union Colonel E.R.S. Canby moved 1200 men from Fort Craig to occupy Albuquerque – "If it can be done without serious loss." Though outnumbered six to one, a small detachment of Confederates under Captain William P. Hardeman repulsed the attack and maintained possession of the town.
 
Erected 1982 by New Mexico Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 35° 5.768′ N, 106° 40.198′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker can be reached from South Plaza Street NW. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the gazebo in "Old Town Plaza". Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In This Plaza Were Enacted (a few steps from this marker); San Felipe de Alburquerque (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Mountain Howitzers (within
Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker
shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe De Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); Albuquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Armijo (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 597 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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