Confederate Soldiers Who Died & Are Buried in Socorro, New Mexico
From Disease or Wounds Suffered in the Battle of Valverde -- 2/21/1862

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 Muster Location Military Unit  Age at Enlistment or Commission Date of Death Remarks Burial Location
2nd Lt David A. Hubbard Columbus, TX  Co A, 5th TMV 28 Unknown Note 1 Socorro, NM 

 Pvt Ashley B. Carter

Columbus, TX  Co A, 5th TMV

27

 3/11/62

Note 8

 Socorro, NM 

Pvt John Henry David Columbus, TX   Co A, 5th TMV 22  2/27/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt Martin Pankey  Columbus, TX   Co A, 5th TMV 21 Unknown Note 2 Socorro, NM ?
Pvt Sandford Putman Columbus, TX   Co A, 5th TMV 26 2/28/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Capt Willis L. Lang Falls County, TX Co B, 5th TMV 31 3/2/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
1st Lt Demetrius M. Bass Falls County, TX Co B, 5th TMV 26 3/22/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
Pvt Hilary Pierson Falls County, TX Co B, 5th TMV 20 3/4/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
3rd Sgt Silas E.D. Johnson Grimes County, TX Co C, 5th TMV 21 Unknown Note 1  Socorro, NM 
Pvt Samuel H. Yokum San Antonio, TX Co D, 5th TMV 23 After 2/26/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt Lewis Rosenberg Brenham, TX Co E, 5th TMV 20 2/27/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt J. K. Copeland Washington County, TX Co F, 5th TMV 23 3/6/1862 Note 7 Socorro, NM
Pvt Henry F. Figley Austin County, TX Co G, 5th TMV 21 3/12/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt Hosea Walling Elkhart, TX Co H, 5th TMV 22 3/14/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt Robert Walling Elkhart, TX Co H, 5th TMV 24 3/11/62 Note 4 Socorro, NM 
Pvt John J. Fox Weatherford, TX Co K, 5th TMV 26 Unknown Note 5 Socorro, NM 
Cpl Thomas Garrason Rusk County, TX Co F, 7th TMV 43  3/3/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Cpl A. W. Prather Rusk County, TX Co F, 7th TMV 24 3/5/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt R. Bruce Bradshaw Rusk County, TX  Co F, 7th TMV 18 4/3/62 Note 1  Socorro, NM 
Pvt James Harris Rusk County, TX Co F, 7th TMV 27 3/8/62 Note 4 Socorro, NM 
Pvt Jasper N. Jones Palestine, TX Co I,
7th TMV
19 3/10/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM 
Pvt J. V. Rodgers Palestine, TX Co I,
7th TMV
23 Unknown Note 6 Socorro, NM ?
Pvt William P. Seigler (Sugler) Palestine, TX Co I,
7th TMV
18 Unknown Note 6 Socorro, NM ?
Pvt T. J. Leatherman Williamson County, TX  Co E, 4th TMV 25 3/1/62 Note 7 Socorro, NM
Pvt Toliver S. Scoggin Nacogdoches, TX Co H, 4th TMV  19 2/27/62 Note 7 Socorro, NM?
Pvt Elisha J. Tindall Nacogdoches, TX Co H, 4th TMV  23 3/21/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
Sgt Jerre Odell Crockett, TX Co I, 4th TMV  35 2/28/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
Pvt Zebadee Gossett Crockett, TX Co I, 4th TMV  19 3/7/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM
Pvt John Rhodes Alto, TX Co K, 4th TMV  18 3/5/62 Note 1 Socorro, NM


Note 1: Died in Socorro of wounds received at Battle of Valverde.
Note 2: Mortally wounded at Battle of Valverde.
Note 3: Killed at Battle of Valverde.
Note 4: Died of pneumonia in Socorro.
Note 5: Died in Socorro from forced marches.
Note 6: Left sick in Socorro.
Note 7: Died for unspecified reason -- assumed in Socorro.
Note 8: Died of disease in Socorro

*Sources of Information
Charles Mandeville -- Socorro, NM
National Archives -- Wash, DC
Confederate Research Center -- Hillsboro, TX
Nesbitt Memorial Library -- Columbus, TX

To access a list of Confederate soldiers KIA or mortally wounded at the Battle of Valverde and interred either on the battlefield or along the approximately 30 mile route form the battlefield to Socorro, NM -- click here.
To view a few images of old Fort Craig & the Valverde battlefield -- click here.

Updated 3/2/2012