Taos County, New Mexico
1885 Military Census
Schedule of Veterans of Union Volunteer Forces


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Enumeration District No.34 Arroyo Seco. Taos County.


1. Guadalupe Duran Commander B. Valdez.

2. Icocro Randon. Commander Marcelino Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted at age 18 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private.

3. Jose Montoya. Commander Col. Kfiefer. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Nov. 1861 as a Private.

4. Francisco Cortez. Commander Leroux. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov 1861 at age 28 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Nov 1861 as a Corporal. engagement at Placita.

5. Francisco Montoya. Commander Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov 1861 at age 21 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Sargent. 1 engagement at Placita.

6. Larranaga. Commander Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 28 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Feb.1862 as a Corporal. 1 engagement at Placita

Enumeration District No 34 Ranchos de Taos and Ranchito and Placita. Taos County.

1. Julian Aragon. Company C. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted 1861 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1861 as a Sergeant. Born 1837. 1 engagement.

2. Pedro Jose Martin. Commander Lovato. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 27 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1864 as a Private. Native born 1834.

3. Jose D. Espinoza. Commander Lovato. New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 30 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1864 as a Private. Native Born 1831.

4. Jose D. Medina. Commander Branch. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 21 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1861 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1840.

5. Jose Manuel Gonzales. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 19 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1842.

6. Jose Luis Aragon. Commander Mink. New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted 1861 at age 26 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1834.

7. Lorenzo Baskes (Vasquez) Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers.Enlisted in 1861 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1841.

8. Dionicio Cordova. Commander Sisneros. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 18 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico in 1843. Ranchito.

9. Manuel Aguilar. Commander Sisneros. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 27 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico in 1834. Ranchito.

10. Jose Francisco Martin. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted 1855 at age 34 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1855 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1819. Ranchitos.

11. Donaciano Duran. Commander Chacon. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 19 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico 1842. Ranchito.

12. Albino Irvasso. Commander Martin. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico 1841.

13. Leonor Trujillo. Commander P. Sanches New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Sep. 1861 at age 22 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico 1899.

14. Miguel Esquibel Company J. Regular 1st New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Feb. 1864 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Sep. 1866 as a Private. Born New Mexico 1841. Also from 1861 to 1864.

15. Gregorio Valdez. Commander Gallegos. Regular 1st New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Jan. 1862 at age 37 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged March 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1825. 1 engagement.

16. Manuel Valdez. Commander Valdez. Regular 1st New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Dec 1861 at age 35 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in NM in 1827.

17. Benino Valdez Company A. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Jan 1862 at age 28 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862. Enlisted as a Captain. Discharged as a Captain. Born in New Mexico in 1834. 1 engagement.

18. Cruz Velasquez. Not at home, family don't know Company.

19. Pomoseno Valdez. Commander P. Sanches. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Sep. 1861 at age 30 for 6 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1831. 1 Engagement.

20. Rafael Vigil. Commander D. Archuleta. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Sep 1861 at age 48 for 6 months. Discharged Feb 1862. Enlisted as 1st Lt. Discharged as 1st Lt. Born in New Mexico 1814. 1 engagement.

Enumeration District No 34 Ranchos de Taos. Taos County.

1. Antonio Seferino Gonzales. Commander G. Vigil. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 14 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born in MM in 1837.

2. Francisco Torres. Commmand of Gonzales. No other information.

3. Benicio Romero. Commmand of G. Vigil. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers. No other information.

4. Rafael Salazar. Commander V Mark. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 43 for 6 months. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1818. 1 engagement.

5. Juan Domingo Onuito. Commander Branch. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 Discharged 1862 as a Private. 1 engagement.

6. Francisco Esquibel. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted for 6 months. Discharged as a Private. 1 engagement. Also in Commander Lovato. Regular New Mexico Volunteers enlisted for 6 months.

7. Jose Trujillo. Commander Vigil. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private.

8. Salvador Duran. Commander Valdez. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted 1855 for 3 months. Discharged .as a Private.

9. Juan Antonio Espinoza. Commander Lovato. No other information.

10. Jose Antonio Santisteven. Commander Lovato. No other information.

11.Pedro Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. 2 engagments. Discharged as a Captain.

12. Felix Cordova. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. Enlisted Feb. 1855 at age 22 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Oct. 1855 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in Sept. 1833. 2 enagements. Also in Commander Simpsons. Regular New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry. Enlisted in March 1862 at age 29 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Sept. 1862 as a Sergant. Born New Mexico. 2 engagements

13. Sabino Tafoya. Company 11. Regular New Mexico Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted July 1861 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Sept. 1866 as a Sargeant. Born in New Mexico Dec 1840. 6 engagements at Valverde and Indian fights.

14. Mariano Lovato. Company C. Regular New Mexico Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted Feb. 1855 at age 20 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Oct 1855 as a Private. Born 1835 2 engagements. Also Commander Simpson. New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted 1861 at age 27 from New Mexico for 3 years.

15. Jose A. Trujillo. Commader Gonzales. Enlisted 1855 for 3 years. 4 engagements.

16. Leonicio Lopez. No information.

17. Jose Dolores Fresquez. Commander ? Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted June 1861 at age 37 for 3 years. Discharged Aug. 1864 as a Private.

18. Felipe Mares. Commander P. Sanches. Enlisted 1862 for 3 years. Discharged 1865 as a Private. 1 engagement.

19. Melquides Quintana. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted in Oct. 1861 for 6 months. Discharged March 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1836. 1 engagement.

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1. Dionicio Cordova. Commander Sisneros.

2. Manuel Aguilar. Commander Sisneros.

3. Jose Francisco Martin. Commander Gonzales Enlisted 1855 for 6 months. 2 fights.

4. Donaciano Duran. Commander Chacon.

5. Albino Suaso. Commander Martin. Enlisted Nov 1861 for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862.

6. Leonor Trujillo. Commander P. Sanches. Enlisted 1862 for 6 months. Discharged Sept 1862. Feb. 1863 22 years old.

7. Miguel Esquibel. Regular 1st New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Feb. 1864 for 3 years. Discharged Sept. 1866 23 years old. Also from 1861 to 1864. 1 Battle.

8. Gregorio Valdez. Commander Gallegos. Enlisted 1867 for 3 months. Discharged March 1862.

9. Manuel Valdez. Commander Valdez. Enlisted Dec 1861 for 3 months. Discharged Feb 1862.

10. Benicio Valdez. Captain. Regular New Mexico Mounted Cavalry. Commander Nic Pino. Enlisted 1862 for 1 month. At Valverde.

11. Cruz Velasquez. No other information.

12. Nepomuceno Valdes. Commander Pedro Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted for 6 months at age 30. At Valverde.

13. Rafael Vigil. Commander Diego Archuleta. Enlisted for 6 months at age 48. Lt. 1 engagement.

14. Francisco Cortez. Commander Luis Leroux. Enlisted Nov 1861 for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Corporal.

15. Juan Francisco Montoya. Sergeant. At Valverde.

16. Jose Felix Laranaga. Corporal. Commander Pedro Sanches. Enlisted 1861 for 6 months. Discharged 1862. New Mexico Volunteers at Velarde.

Enumeration District No 34. Ranchos de Taos, Taos County.
1. Juan B. Vigil. Company B. Regiment Battalion New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Dec. 1864 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Nov. 1867 as a Private. Born New Mexico.

2 Jose Domingo Fernandes. Commander Branch. Regiment Battalion New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Oct 1861 at age18 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged March 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

3. Jacinto?? Garcia. Commander Mink. Regiment Battalion New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 for 6 months. Discharged 1861 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

4. Pedro Trujillo. Commander Mink. Regiment Battalion New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 at age 26 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Oct 1861 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

5. Jose Dolores Gonzales Commander Vigil. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 26 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

6. Refugio Vigil. Commander Vigil. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 28 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb 1862 as a Corporal. Born in New Mexico.

7. Juan unreadable. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted July 1861 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Oct. 1861 as a Sargeant. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

8. Francisco Medina. Company C. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Feb. 1862 at age 25 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged May 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

9. Antonio Martin. Commander Duis. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Nov. 1864 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

10. Ramon Martin. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted March 1859 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged Nov 1859 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

11. Dionicio Medina. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Oct. 1861 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

12. Pasqual Salazar. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted in 1861 at age 26 for 3 years. Discharged 1864 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

13. Squire J. Hartt. Regular Missouri Volunteers. Enlisted 1846 at age 20 from Missouri during Mexican war. Discharged as a Private. Came to New Mexico from Missouri. (Information from his brother).

14. Julian Lovato y Sanches. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 at age 21 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Oct. 1861 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

15. Julio Vigil. Commander Gonzales. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Feb. 1855 at age 30 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged July 1855 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 2 engagements. Also Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 at age 36 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Nov. 1861 as a Corporal. 1 engagement.

16. Felipe Tafoya. Commander Lovato Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Feb. 1862 at age 40 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged May 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

17. Juan Rael. Commander Lovato. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers. Enlisted Feb. 1862 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged May 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

18. Benito Coca. Commander Lovato. Regular New Mexico Mounted Volunteers Enlisted Feb. 1862 at age 36 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged May 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

19. Fred Hammer. Company D. Regular 3rd Infantry. Enlisted April 1855 at age 27 from Jackson for 5 years. Discharged April 1860 as a Private. Came to New Mexico from Jackson.

20. Jose M. Sanches. Commander Lovato. No other information.

21. Vicente Espinoza. Commander Mink. Enlisted July 1861.

Enumeration District No. 34. Fernandes, County of Taos.
1. Diego Santistevan. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted 1856 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged 1856 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1832. 2 engagements.

2. Ignacio Santisteven. Commander G. Vigil. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1839.

3. Gabriel Leautet. Commander Thompson. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 27 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a 1st Lt. Born in New Mexico in 1835.

4. Juan B. Sandoval. Company B. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1864 at age 22 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Nov. 1867 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1842. 1 engagement.

Enumeration District No. 34 Fernandes de Taos. Taos County.
1. Luciano Jaramillo. Company B. Regular New Mexico Volunteer. Enlisted Aug 1861 at age 34 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged March 1862 as a 2nd Sergeant. Born in New Mexico in Dec 1830. 1 engagement.

2. Alois Scheurich. Company D. Regular 3rd Infantry. Enlisted May 1853 at age 17 from Bavaria for 5 years. Discharged May 1858 as a Quartermaster Sergeant. Came to New Mexico from Missouri in April 1853.

3. Gabriel Lucero. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov 1861 at age 36 from New Mexico. Discharged Feb. 1863 as a Lt. Born in New Mexico.

4. George Young. Company L. Regular 4th Cavalry New Mexico. Enlisted 1861 at age 32 from Pennsylvania for 3 years. Discharged 1862 as a Private. Came to New Mexico from Colorado in March 1862

5. William A Kittridge. Company L. Regular Calvary Volunteers. Enlisted Dec. 1862 at age 26 from Massachusetts for 3 years. Discharged Oct 1865 as a Surgeon. Came to New Mexico from California in 1862. Wounded. 12 engagements.

6. Aban Romero. Commander G Vigil. Regular New Mexico Meliter. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 46 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as 1st Lt. Born in New Mexico Dec. 1817.

7. Ramon Baca. Commander P. Valdez. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Sep. 1849 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Dec. 1849 as a Sergeant. Born in New Mexico Apr. 1825. 2 engagements.

8. Jose Manuel Martin. Commander G. Valdez. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted July 1861 at age 34 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Oct 1861 as a Lt. Born in New Mexico in Dec. 1827.

9. Jose Dolores Cruz. Commander Simpson. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Jan 1862 at age 17 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Oct 1864 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1847. 3 engagements.

10. Aniceto Valdez. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Discharged as a Lt. Not at home himself.

11. G. H. Simpson. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted 1862. Discharged as a Captain.

12. Juan Trujillo. Commander Lt. Cook. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Jan. 1862 at age 30 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged Dec. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico Jan 1833.

13. Inocencio Martinez. Company C. Regular 3rd Regiment New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Sep. 1861 at age 34 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged March 1862 as a 1st Lt. Born in New Mexico Dec 1827. 3 engagements.

14. Manuel Gomez. Not at home. Family does not know Co.

15. Antonio Benavides. Commander Spie LeDoux. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Sep 1862 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1863 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1836. Wounded. Pensioned. 1 engagement.

16. Jose Gabriel Santisteven. Commander Captain Dies. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted March 1855 at age 33 from New Mexico for 6 months. Discharged June 1855 as a Private. Born in New Mexico in 1822. 1 engagement.

17. Eusebio Martin. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted March 1862 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1865 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

18. Miguel A. Trujillo. Commander P. Sanches. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted March 1862 at age 30 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1865 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

19. Vicente Coca. Company J. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted March 1862 at age 25 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged 1865 as a Private. Born in New Mexico.

20. Francisco Mestas. Commander G. Vigil. Regular New Mexico Meleter. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 48 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Sergeant. Born in New Mexico.

Note at top of Page: Think this is District 35, Taos County.



1. Degracio Trujillo. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 21 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico. 1 engagement.

2. Manuel Romero. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 29 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born New Mexico. 1 engagement.

3. Santos Munis. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 24 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Sergeant. Born New Mexico 1 engagement.

4. Antonio Munis. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

5. Vicente Mascarenas. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 23 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

6. Jose Gabriel Fernandes. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 25 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Corporal. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

7. Remundo Medina. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov 1861 at age 29 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb.1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

8. Viterbo Trujillo. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 43 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

9. Francisco Lujan. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov 1861 at age 20 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico 1 engagement.

10. Benedito Ortega. Commander Mink. Regular New Mexico Volunteers. Enlisted Nov. 1861 at age 22 from New Mexico for 3 months. Discharged Feb. 1862 as a Private. Born in New Mexico. 1 engagement.

Enumeration District No. 35 Taos
1. Francisco Sena. Company C. Regular 1st New Mexico. Enlisted July 1862 at age 34 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged July 1864 as a Sargeant. Wounded. 2 engagements.

2. Jose Ma. Sanchez. Company C. Regular 1st New Mexico. Enlisted July 1862 at age 41 from New Mexico for 3 years. Discharged July 1864. Enlisted as a 1st Lt. Discharged as a Captain. 2 engagements.

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