Perea's Battalion, New Mexico Militia Infantry

Historical Notes HISTORICAL NOTES:
Perea's Battalion, New Mexico Militia Infantry was organized at large November and December, 1861, for the defense of New Mexico. The four companies were raised and financially supported by Lt Col Francisco Perea. Stationed at Albuquerque, the battalion was engaged in several campaigns against the Navajo. They were mustered out February 28, 1862. Officers OFFICERS:
  • Gaspar Ortiz y Alarid
  • Nestor Gonzales
  • Jose Ignacio Martinez
  • Luis Tafolla
  • Assignments ASSIGNMENTS:
  • Defense against Indian attacks and invasion by the Texas Rangers.
  • Service SERVICE:
  • campaigns against the Navajo
    The composite rosters of this unit contains the names of 497 men.
  • Alarid's Company - Under the command of Gaspar Ortiz y Alarid, it was organized in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 10 December 1861, and served until its mustering out on 28 February 1862.

  • Gonzales' Company - Organized at Fort Craig, it was mustered on 23 November 1861 and served until 28 February 1862. It was under the command of Nestor Gonzales.

  • Mora County Militia - This company was raised in Mora, New Mexico, and was led by Jose Ignacio Martinez. It served from 14 November 1861 to 28 February 1862. It was reorganized as Company A of the 1st Regiment New Mexico Volunteer Militia Infantry, where it served another three months.

  • Tafolla's Company - This was the company of Luis Tafolla, and was organized at Fort Craig. They served from 20 November 1861 to 28 February 1862.


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