Created by Tom Horn on 8 Dec 2009, Last Update on 21 Dec 2009

Valverde - 20 Feb 1862

Confederates hoped to capture Fort Craig both to eliminate the threat to their rear and to capture supplies in the fort. Although they were able to drive the Federals from the battleflied, the Union commander refused to surrender the fort.

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Tags : New Mexico Territory,Land,Combat

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