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Names of Confederates Buried in Mass Grave Found in 1987

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Date: 28 Mar 1862
Location: Glorieta, New Mexicomap
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Mortalities found in mass grave at scene of Battle of Glorieta Pass in 1987

This free space page will list the [1]Confederate dead that were in the mass grave that was found in 1987 outside Santa Fe, New Mexico at the site of the Battle of Glorieta Pass.

In 1987 Kip Siler was using a backhoe to dig the foundation to a home he was building at a Civil War battle site when he unearthed two skulls and stopped digging. Moving to another place several yards away he found more skulls, causing him to notify authorities.

A team of anthropologists from the University of New Mexico uncovered 32 skeletons buried in a mass grave. The director of the Museum of New Mexico, Tom Livesay, identified the remains as those of casualties of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, which took place March 28, 1862. The Museum of New Mexico put together a list of the men known to have been killed at that battle. The list was based on Confederate muster rolls and other sources.

The table below (constructed by Terry Wright, Wright-7062) lists the name and rank, age, regiment, county where they mustered and any notes provided.

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REGIMENT COUNTY OF MUSTER

Regiment Rank and Name Age Notes
1st Regiment of Artillery Bexar Pvt. E.T. Burris (or Burrowes) 19
7th Regiment Comal 2nd Sgt. Stephen Harbach 26
7th Regiment Comal Pvt. August Habermann 25
7th Regiment Comal Pvt. Frank Reidel (or Riedel) 18
7th Regiment Houston Capt. Isaac Adair 35 died in Santa Fe
7th Regiment Houston G.N. Taylor 42 a bugler
7th Regiment Houston Pvt. William Booker 20
7th Regiment Houston Pvt. Peter Hail 18
7th Regiment Houston Pvt. R.P. Walker 18
7th Regiment Anderson 2nd Lt. Charles H. Mills 33
7th Regiment Anderson Cpl. William Langston 19
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Maj. Henry W. Raguet (or Ragnet) 35
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol DeWitt Pvt. Everett C. Foley 28
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol DeWitt Pvt. Thompson Harris 33
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol DeWitt Pvt. James McCord 20
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol DeWitt Pvt. E.R. Standifer
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Victoria Pvt. Ebenezer Hanna 18
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Victoria Pvt. J.F. Henson 20
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Victoria Pvt. Alexander Montgomery 18
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. Joseph Clinchey 44
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. James R. Stevens 30
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. Burton R. Stone 22
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. Joseph G. H. Able 24
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. J.S.L. Cotton 20
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. E.R. Slaughter 26
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Milam Pvt. W.M. Straughn 17
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Polk Pvt. Reuben P. Bentley 23
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Polk Pvt. John R. Martin 20
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Polk Pvt. Willie McCormick 21
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Polk Pvt. William T. Parsons 19
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Austin Pvt. A. Buhl (or Juhl) 22
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Austin Pvt. Charles Gollmer 22
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Austin Pvt. T (or F) Schaefer 26
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Austin Sgt. A. (or O) Schroder 20
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Nacogdoches 2nd Sgt. John H. McKnight 29
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Nacogdoches Pvt. Jesse W. Jones 18 died in Santa Fe after the battle
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Houston & Madison Pvt. F. J. Hopkins 26
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Houston & Madison Pvt. T.D. Wilson 21
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Houston & Madison Pvt. L.A. Wright 21
4th Reg. TX Mount. Vol Houston & Madison Pvt. James McManus (or Manus) 37 a blacksmith
5th Regiment Colorado Maj. John S. Shropshire 28
5th Regiment Colorado Pvt. S.E. (or S.C.) Jones 21
5th Regiment Falls 1st Cpl. Benjamin G. Greely 22
5th Regiment Grimes 2nd Cpl. J.K. Grissett 23
5th Regiment Grimes Pvt. R.P. Catlett 29
5th Regiment DeWitt Pvt. Henry Brown 18





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Sources

  1. SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS, Confederate burial site found 125 years after Civil War fight. July 4, 1987.

See also:

  • Wikipedia Confederate Order of Battle, Glorieta Pass

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This is a wonderful project!! Could we link it to the Civil War project, please? That way others would be more likely to fine it!
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