Confederate Soldiers Buried on the Valverde Battlefield Who Were Killed or Mortally Wounded in the Battle of Valverde -- 2/21/1862

(Includes mortally wounded soldiers who died after 2/23/1862 but before the wounded arrived 2/27/1862 in Socorro, NM. These soldiers likely were interred along the route (approximately 30 miles) between the Valverde Battlefield & Socorro, NM)

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.

*References
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 here.

Uploaded: 2/21/2012; Updated: 3/7/2012