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10/14/2013

Lt Col "Dirty Shirt" Scurry leads Texans in final assault of Pigeon's Ranch -- Battle of Glorieta -- 3/28/1862
To view a list of CS soldiers KIA or mortally wounded at the Battle of Glorieta --
click here.

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General William R. Scurry, Camp 1385
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Albuquerque, NM

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Any male descendent, living in the Albuquerque NM area, of a Confederate military serviceman who served honorably and who wishes to become a member of SCV Camp 1385, please e-mail Jim Red. Annual membership fee is $30 plus a one-time registration fee of $5. Annual membership includes a subscription to bi-monthly Confederate Veteran. To research your ancestor's Confederate military service -- click here -- its a free service from the National Park Service. If you know you have a Confederate ancestor but you're not certain how he is related to you -- click here to view a pdf-formatted webpage that will help you to determine the relationship. If you cannot establish yourself as a descendent of a Confederate military veteran -- associate membership is available with an annual fee of $30 which includes a subscription to bi-monthly Confederate Veteran

Camp 1385 Commander: Jim Red e-mail:
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This website made possible by the generosity of the New Mexico Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

A major project of the NM SCV Division is to build a database of gravesites of Confederate military veterans buried in New Mexico & west Texas. If you have information of such a gravesite, please complete this form. To view a table of Confederate soldiers killed/died during Sibley's NM campaign click here.To view a table of Confederate soldiers buried in New Mexico or west Texas after the end of the War Between the States click here.

Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations." Lt Gen Stephen D. Lee, CSA, 1906.

The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers, seaman, and marines fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built. Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause. Membership in the SCV is open to all male descendants of any soldier, seaman or marine who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
The SCV has ongoing programs at the local, state, and national levels which offer members a wide range of activities. Preservation work, marking Confederate soldier's graves, historical re-enactments, scholarly publications, and regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the War Between the States are only a few of the activities sponsored by local camps.

SCV Camp 1385 is named to honor Lt Col William R. "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, CO, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers of the Confederate Army of NM that consisted of elements of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles and the 4th, 5th, & 7th Texas Mounted Volunteers. The Confederate Army of NM invaded the-then during 1861-62 in an attempt to expand the Confederacy to the Pacific and to influence the northern states of the Republic of Mexico to grant Confederate access to Mexican Pacific sea ports. The campaign, commanded by General Sibley, failed and accordingly Confederate western influence retreated to far west Texas and remained there from about April 1862 to the end of the War. The Federals did attempt to invade Texas from the west in 1864 -- but failed -- to learn more about this failed attempt -- click here.
Camp 1385 is one of many SCV camps distributed throughout the USA and is one of several camps located in New Mexico -- the others being Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley-Camp 2075 located in Albuquerque, NM area. Also, Rebels on the Rio Grande-Camp 1826 located in the Las Cruces, NM area; Henry Ward Harris-Camp 2037 located in the Hobbs, NM area; and Captain James Walker-Camp 3002 located in the Alamogordo, NM area. The links to your upper left provide access to NMSCV member's Confederate ancestors & camps located in NM, as well as to the SCV National HQ, Museum of the Confederacy and some Confederate reenacting units, etc.

Private Thomas A. Eustace, age 19, enlisted in Co A, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers on 8/28/1861-- "For the war." Co A was commanded by Capt William 'Gotch' Hardeman and the 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers was commanded by Lt Col William R. Scurry. Private Eustace was a lucky soldier at the Battle of Valverde (2/21/1862) -- his horse was killed but he survived and made it back to San Antonio after the campaign. Pvt Eustace and all of Co A marched on foot from Valverde to Albuquerque and back to San Antonio -- more than 1000 miles. He endured the hellish 8-day march around the west side of the Magdalena Mountains during April 1862 and the brutally hot return-march from El Paso to San Antonio during May-June 1862.
To view a short history of Co A, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers during the New Mexico campaign and Caldwell County efforts to rescue Co A during the return march from El Paso to San Antonio --
click here. History provided by courtesy of  Robert Heard of Florida.

Background image titled "Battle of Glorieta" is provided by courtesy of artist Wayne Justus of Pagosa Springs, CO. Image depicts Lt Col "Dirty Shirt" Scurry, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers CO, leading Texas Confederate troops near Pigeon's Ranch at the Battle of Glorieta, 3/28/1862. To view an uncluttered background image click here. To view prints and original art work, including "Battle of Glorieta", of Wayne Justus click here. Background melody is "Yellow Rose of Texas."

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