Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley,
C. S. Army.
Report of Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley, C. S. Army.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE NEW MEXICO,
city. Here sufficient supplies were secured for sixty days, while from Cubero, a village 60 miles distant, large supplies have been drawn from the enemy's depot. We have been surrounded with every description of embarrassment, general and individual. Whole trains had been abandoned, and scantily provided, as they had originally been, with blankets and clothing, the men had, without a murmur, given up the little left them. More than all this, on the representation of their officers that forage could not be procured with one accord the regiment agreed to be dismounted.
United States. War Dept., United States. Record and Pension Office., United States. War Records Office., et al., "Roanoke," The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Prepared, Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, by Bvt. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott, Third U. S. Artillery. Published Pursuant to Acts of Congress Approved June 16, 1880. Series I-Volume IX. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1883, pp. 540-541.
One final word. You will search in vain among the Official Records of the Civil War for information regarding Major Henry Wynkoop Raguet, Jr., since the folks who originally transcribed the hand-written records mistook the "u" in his last name for an "n," thus spelling his name Ragnet instead.
I have taken the liberty of restoring his name to him and you will find it properly spelled in all of these records, without comment. He was a gallant gentleman, well liked by his peers and deserves to be better memorialized than he has been.
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