Socorro in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
For Southern Independence
Victory Awaits You.
This monument honors and perpetuates the memory of the brave Texas citizen volunteers who offered their lives and fortunes in the defense of the Confederate states of America during the war for southern independence throughout the New Mexico campaign of 1861-1862.
Marching from San Antonio Texas these men honorably served in the Confederate army of New Mexico commanded by Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley.
Lest we never forget the many hardships and sacrifices these soldiers and their families suffered in this campaign, they gave all to liberate our beloved Texas and southland during the momentous struggle in American history.
Dedicated 24 February 2012 A.D.
Erected 2012 by Sons of Confederate Veterans; United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 24, 2012.
Location. 34° 3.644′ N, 106° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Mexico Tech (approx. 0.6 miles away); Socorro (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jumbo (approx. one mile away); The Garcia Opera House (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Socorro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 6.7 miles away); Magdalena Fault (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socorro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2012. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2013. Photos: 1. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 2. submitted on June 24, 2012. 3. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.