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Pvt Teodocio Aranda
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Birth: 1844
Death: unknown

Teodocio's first wife was Maria Juana of Mexico. His second wife was Manuelita Martinez. Their known children were Pedro, Gabriel, Cristino, Carlos, Francisco, Tomas, and Benita.

Teodocio's 1st New Mexico Cavalry Regiment was active from 31 May 1862 to 30 Sep 1866. It was under the command of Colonel Christopher "Kit" Carson. But prior to the 1 NM Cav., Teodocio served in the Second New Mexico Infantry commanded by Colonel Miguel E. Pino.

The 2nd formed part of the force concentrated at Fort Craig by Col. Canby to oppose the further advance of Gen. Sibley at the beginning of 1862. At the battle of Valverde the regiment was first employed on the eastern side of the Rio Grande while Sibley advanced to Valverde from below Fort Craig. The 2nd was under orders to watch the movements of the enemy, threatening Sibley's flanks and rear, and impede their movements as much as possible. Later in the day the 2nd was called to the western bank of the river and ordered to the upper crossing, where it was directed to again cross the river as a reserve for the Union left and an additional support for McRea's battery.

The loss of the 2nd at Valverde was 1 killed, 3 wounded and 4 missing. After the battle of Valverde and until its muster out at the end of May, 1862, the 2nd performed garrison duty at Fort Craig and other New Mexican posts.

The Second New Mexico Infantry was organized at Santa Fe in July and August 1861 at the time of the first Texan invasion of New Mexico. The soldiers not selected for retention in service were mustered out May 31, 1862, and the remaining portion were consolidated to form a new regiment, designated the 1st Regiment NM Cavalry.

New Mexico was not again invaded by the Confederates after the expulsion of the Texans in February 1862, but the numerous Indian tribes of the Territory and the adjacent eastern plains took advantage of the war to indulge in frequent uprisings. The 1st cavalry was almost continuously employed during its term of service in expeditions against the hostile Navajos, Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Utes,.etc., and detachments of the
regiment were stationed at garrisons at the various military posts of the territory such as Forts Bascom, Canby Stanton, Wingate, Sumner and Whipple.

The 1st Regiment Cavalry under Colonel "Kit" Carson, performed the service of rounding up hostile tribes, and in conformity to established policy, thousands of Indians were placed on reservations provided for them.

A list of the Indian fights in which the regiment, or a portion of it, participated includes Jornado Del Muerto, Warm Springs, Rio Hondo, Conchas Springs, Pueblo Col., Rincon de Mascaras, Sacramento Mountains, St. Vrain's Old Fort Rerocks, Black Cation, Skull Valley, San Andres Mountain, Abo Pass and Rio Verde.
Company A, 1st Regiment New Mexico Cavalry
Santa Cruz Cemetery
Santa Cruz
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41606504
Pvt Teodocio Aranda
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Pvt Teodocio Aranda
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