Re: Battles/Skirmishes in New Mexico w/ Calif. troops involved
- While there was definitely active campaigning against the Indians in
that region during this time frame, we must also remember that far
more men died from disease and other causes than were killed in
battle. A particular consideration at these isolated frontier posts
is death by suicide, murder, or illness.
An ancestor on my mother's side joined an Ohio regiment from the
Steubenville area in August '61. He was 17 yrs old. By February '62
(six months later), he was dead from disease in Huttonsville, W.Va.
only 60 miles from home, and never saw so much as a skirmish.
--- In email@example.com, "William H Keene"
> At the time Santa Fe was the headquarters for the Department of NewMexico and some
> companies of the 1st california cavalry were stationed there. InNovember 1864 some of
> them participated in an expedition from Santa Fe led by Kit Carsonagainst the Kiowa
> indians. Maybe Albertus was part of this expedition and couldhave suffered a wound,
> injury or illness which led to his death after he returned toSanta Fe.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pagenickell" <nickell2@c...>
> > Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I continue to search!Albertus
> > The reason I continue to look at New Mexico is because Albertus is
> > buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The records say
> > Crutchfield died on December 8, 1864 and was buried on December 8,incorrect, I
> > 1864 in SectionH Site 678. So, unless these records are
> > think he must have died in or near Santa Fe. I don't think theywould
> > havewrong.
> > transported his body and buried it in one day. I maybe totally
> > I am still amazed at how much individuals and families traveledback
> > then. Now, I think it is a hardship if I can't get a directflight!
> > I'm still waiting for records from the National Archives.