“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Peralta in Valencia County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Peralta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Rummel, circa March 14, 2009
1. Peralta Marker
Inscription.  One of the last skirmishes of the Civil War in New Mexico took place here on April 15, 1862. The Sibley Brigade, retreating to Texas, camped at the hacienda of Governor Henry Connelly, a few miles from Peralta. Here the Confederates were routed by Union forces under Colonel Edward R.S. Canby.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
Location. 34° 50.24′ N, 106° 41.437′ W. Marker is in Peralta, New Mexico, in Valencia County. Marker is at the intersection of Peralta Boulevard and State Road 47, on the right when traveling north on Peralta Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peralta NM 87042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valencia (approx. 2 miles away); The Luna Mansion (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tomé (approx. 7 miles away); Los Padillas (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 70 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 21, 2020