The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 545
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primary accounts of Sibley's New Mexico Campaign of 1861-1862.
Porter was quartermaster sergeant of the 5th United States In-
fantry stationed at Fort Union, New Mexico, and saw action at
Glorieta Pass, which battle climaxed the Southern advance. Un-
fortunately, he had little to say in his spirited narrative remi-
niscences about that action, and instead filled most of his pages
relating events of which he was not an observer. Thus, his views
are valuable as they mirror the prevailing Northern attitudes,
with the exception that Porter was a regular soldier. That highly
influenced his opinions of Major Lynde's surrender to the Texans
under John R. Baylor, of the fighting ability of the New Mexican
militia, and of whom should receive credit for the successful at-
tack on the Texans' supply train at Johnson's Ranch. The book-
only thirty-seven pages long including the introduction and index
-is carefully edited, handsomely produced, and could have been
improved only by placing the notes at the bottom of the pages
of text on which they have reference.
DAVID B. GRAY, II
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