A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia (Hardback)Jerry D. Thompson (author)
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Thompson's focus is on the Confederate invasion of 1861-1862 and its effects, especially the bloody Battle of Valverde. The emphasis is on how the volunteer companies were raised; who led them; how they were organized, armed, and equipped; what they endured off the battlefield; how they adapted to military life; and their interactions with New Mexico citizens and various hostile Indian groups, including raiding by deserters and outlaws.
Thompson draws on service records and numerous other archival sources that few earlier scholars have seen. His thorough accounting will be a gold mine for historians and genealogists, especially the appendix, which lists the names of all volunteers and militia men.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 896
Weight: 2835 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 76 mm
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