Henry H. Sibley’s dream of making the New Mexico Territory part of the Confederacy ends as the remnants of his broken army return to El Paso and his detachment is driven out of Tucson.
Edward R.S. Canby looks to unite all Federal forces in the New Mexico Territory, while Henry H. Sibley’s Confederates begin a grueling withdrawal from the territory due to lack of supplies.
The resumption of fighting around Apache Canyon marks a turning point in the New Mexico theater of war.
Henry H. Sibley’s Confederate Army of New Mexico begins its mission to conquer the New Mexico Territory, culminating in a fight for a ford on the Rio Grande.
The U.S. War Department issues General Orders No. 97, which authorizes a major military reorganization.
John Baylor, commanding Confederates in the New Mexico Territory, expresses concern that Federals are working to drive him from the region.