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Feb 12, 2016

The three battles in New Mexico were the Fort Fillmore Battle, the Battle of Valverde, and the Battle of Glorieta Pass.


The Fort Fillmore Battle
In July 1861, 300 Texas troops took Fort Fillmore, near Las Cruces.

The Battle of Valverde
In 1862, 2600 Texans marched to Fort Craig. On February 21, the soldiers met 3800 Union soldiers. After a long fight, the Texans forced the Union soldiers to retreat. However, since the Confederate's supplied were depleted, the general chose to bypass the base and continue north.

The Battle of Glorieta Pass
On May 28, 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers met along the Santa Fe trail. The battle was the most important in New Mexico. While the Confederates could claim victory, the Union soldiers destroyed the opposition's supplies, causing them to retreat after the battle.