|Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta|
|March 05, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting|
Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley CSA
In the aftermath of the gallant charge and subsequent defeat of the Texas Lancers at the Battle of Valverde, Colonel Canby ordered his New Mexico brigade of volunteers to attack the Confederate left flank. Colonel Christopher “Kit” Carson, in command of the newly formed and untested New Mexico brigade, moved his men to an advance position across the Rio Grande where they were supported by an artillery battery under the command of one Captain McRa...
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