Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall of Fort Craig

It will be recollected that after the late battle between Gen. Sibley’s forces and Col. Canby’s in New Mexico that Canby’s forces, the Federals, retreated to Fort Craig, and were surrounded by our troops. The New Orleans papers of the 1st inst. state that authentic news from San Antonio, affirms the surrender of the Fort. The surrender was unconditional. The Confederates are therefore the masters of New Mexico.

– Published in The North Carolina Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wednesday, April 16, 1862, p. 1

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