Historical Marker


After defeat at the Battle of Glorieta Pass one month earlier, Confederate Gen. Henry H. Sibley fought one of the last Civil War battles of his New Mexico Campaign here before retreating to Texas. His brigade camped a few miles from Peralta at the hacienda of territorial Governor Henry Connelly, who supported repeal of the 1861 New Mexico Slave Act. After a minor battle on April 15, 1862, the Confederates were routed by Union forces under Col. Edward R. S. Canby.