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

Skirmish of Albuquerque

April 8-9, 1862

 
 
Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
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. Marker is on the south side of the gazebo in "Old Town Plaza". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Albuquerque (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); San Felipe de Alburquerque
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By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Albuquerque (a few steps from this marker); Mountain Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe De Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mother Church of Albuquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Albuquerque POW / MIA Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 22, 2021
3. Skirmish of Albuquerque Marker
This photo of the marker is found in the San Felipe de Neri Museum.

Father Lambert Luna, Opening Prayer, Fiesta, 1993
Photo by Anthony Aragon
Courtesy of Anthony Aragon
1993.030.005
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on September 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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