We lie here
in obedience to law
Duty called and we came
Our Country called and we died
This list is probably
incomplete due to scarcity of records --
as new info becomes available -- it will be included.
|Name||Military Unit||Age at Enlistment or Commission||Date of Death||Remarks||Burial Location|
|Pvt Arthur T. Brooks||Co B, 4th TMV||33||2/21/1862?||Note 5||Likely Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Thomas Nixon||Co B, 4th TMV||18||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Jacob R. Tally||Co B, 4th TMV||19||2/21/1862||Note 2||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Daniel Gilleland||Co D, 4th TMV||25||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|4th Sgt James Gilleland||Co D, 4th TMV||22||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt E. Sims Slaughter||Co D, 4th TMV||28 or 30||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt? S. Dunham||Co F, 4th TMV||Unk||2/21/1862?||Note 3||Valverde Battlefield?|
|1st Lt David R. McCormick||Co F, 4th TMV||41||2/25/1862||Note 1||Likely along the route to Socorro, NM|
|Pvt Henry Gaethe (or Gaetke)||Co G, 4th TMV||20||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Capt Marinus van den Heuvel||Co G, 4th TMV||43||2/21/1862||Note 4||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt J. K. T. Walton||Co H, 4th TMV||20||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt James T. Williams||Co H, 4th TMV||25||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|4th Sgt J. M. Vining||Co K, 4th TMV||19||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Maj Samuel A. Lockridge||5th TMV||33||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Josiah E. Smith||Co A, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt J. J. Stolts||Co A, 5th TMV||35||2/21/1862?||Notes 1&2||Likely Valverde Battlefield|
|Farrier Silas Ivans (or Ivins)||Co B, 5th TMV||22||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt William A. Bell||Co B, 5th TMV||23||2/22/1862||Likely Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Francis M. Canty||Co B, 5th TMV||24||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Joseph L. Curry||Co B, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt John R. Daugherty||Co B, 5th TMV||31||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt John M. Ferguson||Co B, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Isaac Marlin||Co B, 5th TMV||30||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Robert H. Mitchell||Co B, 5th TMV||22||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Henry J. Persons||Co B, 5th TMV||22||2/23/1862||Note 1||Likely Valverde Battlefield|
|Farrier William S. Tyson||Co D, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt James L. Boykin||Co E, 5th TMV||22||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Ross Myrick||Co E, 5th TMV||27||2/21/1862?||Note 5||Valverde Battlefield?|
|Pvt William B. Craig||Co F, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt? C. Lewis||Co F, 5th TMV||Unk||2/21/1862?||Note 6||Valverde Battlefield?|
|Pvt Charles M. Tidwell||Co F, 5th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Cpl Allen B. Jones||Co G, 5th TMV||33||2/21/1862?||Note 5||Valverde Battlefield?|
|Blacksmith Harvey McClinton||Co H, 5th TMV||25||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Lucius W. Smith||Co H, 5th TMV||18||2/24/1862||Note 1||Likely along the route to Socorro, NM|
|Pvt Henry J. Smith||Co I, 5th TMV||26||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|5th Sgt Jared E. Winburn||Co I, 5th TMV||22||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt E. Benton Martin||Co K, 5th TMV||20||2/21/1862?||Note 5||Valverde Battlefield?|
|Pvt W.V. D. Shirley||Co K, 5th TMV||24||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Lt Col John S. Sutton||7th TMV||40||2/22/1862||Note 7||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Charles Nitsche||Co B, 7th TMV||20||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt William H. Garrett||Co F, 7th TMV||19||2/25/1862||Note 9||Likely along the route to Socorro, NM|
|Pvt benjamin A. Richey||Co F, 7th TMV||23||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Atticus H. Ryman||Co B, Baylor's Command||18||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Ed. J. Campion||Co D, Baylor's Command||18||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
|Pvt Herman Lowenstein||Teel's Battery||Unk||Unk||Note 8||Valverde Battlefield?|
|Pvt Joseph Page||Teel's Battery||Unk||2/21/1862||Valverde Battlefield|
General Remarks: 1. TMV = Texas Mounted Volunteers -- recruited during the summer of 1861 by authority of Brig Gen Henry H. Sibley; 2.All soldiers listed in Reference 1 with the citation "killed at Valverde" are assumed by the webmaster to be interred on or near the Valverde Battlefield. It is well documented that 36-40 soldiers KIA or mortally wounded (and died after the battle but before 2/24/1862) are likely interred at the mass grave site on or very near the battlefield. To view a sketch of the mass grave -- click here.
Note 1: Mortally wounded at Valverde -- depending on death date -- might be interred along the route to Socorro, NM. There is circumstantial evidence that some, perhaps 4-6, mortally wounded soldiers who died from 2/24-26/1862 were interred along the route from the battlefield to Socorro, NM -- possibly at the abandoned Fort Conrad post cemetery or nearby Stapleton Ranch.
Note 2. Diary of Theophilus Noel as cited in Reference 1 or 2.
Note 3. Pvt? Dunham is not listed in reference 1; however Reference 2 (p. 133) cites the Diary of Theophilus Noel.
Note 4. KIA at Valverde when shot through the eye leading his column -- Reference 1, p.100.
Note 5. Reference 1 states, "mortally wounded at Valverde" (death date unknown) -- depending on death date Pvt Myrick, Cpl Jones & Pvt Martin might be interred at the Valverde Battlefield or along the route to Socorro, NM -- possibly at the abandoned Fort Conrad post cemetery or nearby Stapleton Ranch.
Note 6. Pvt? Lewis is not listed in Reference 1; however Reference 2 (p. 134) cites the Diary of Theophilus Noel.
Note 7. Lt Col Sutton commanded a battalion of the 7th TMV at Valverde, & died 2/22/1862 of wounds -- Reference 1, p. 221.
Note 8. Reference 1 states, "severely wounded at Valverde and probably died" -- assumed by the webmaster to be interred on the battlefield.
Note 9. Died of quinsy -- Reference 1, p.257.
1. Hall, Martin Hardwick, "The Confederate Army of New Mexico", Presidial Press, Austin, TX, 1978
2. Taylor, John, "Bloody Valverde -- A Civil War Battle on theRio Grande, February 21, 1862", University of New Mexico Press, 1995
To view a list of Confederate soldiers mortally wounded at Valverde & died in the Socorro, NM Confederate hospital click here.
To view a few
images of old Fort Craig & the Valverde Battlefield -- click
Uploaded: 2/21/2012; Updated: 3/7/2012