Summary

A politician and eventual Union Civil War officer who commanded troops at the Battle of Glorieta Pass and served as the military governor of Alexandria, VA.

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General (volunteers) 2
Birth:
01 Feb 1829 3
Cincinnati, Ohio 4
Death:
17 Dec 1867 4
Santa Fe, New Mexico 4
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Full Name:
John Potts Slough 3
Full Name:
John P Slough 1
Birth:
01 Feb 1829 3
Cincinnati, Ohio 3
Male 3
Death:
17 Dec 1867 3
Santa Fe, New Mexico 3
Cause: Gunshot wound 2
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio 4
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Marriage:
Belle McLean Probasco 4
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General (volunteers) 2
Company:
F&S 1
Discharge Rank:
Col 1
Enlistment Rank:
Col 1
Military Unit:
1st Cavalry 1
State:
Colorado 1
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Employment:
Employer: US Army 3
Position: Military Governor 3
Place: Alexandria, VA 3
Start Date: 1862 3
End Date: 1865 3
Employment:
Employer: New Mexico Supreme Court 3
Position: Chief Justice 3
Place: New Mexico 3
Start Date: 1865 3
End Date: 1867 3

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Battle of Glorieta Pass

New Mexico

After some fighting on 26 March between another Union officer and the Confederates, Colonel Slough arrived with 900 Coloradans to join the renewed fighting at Glorieta Pass, New Mexico, on the 28th (making the Union count about 1,300 and the Confederates 1,100). After a day of fighting, the Union troops had fallen back and it appeared that the Confederates had won. However, during the battle some Union troops had destroyed the Confederate supply train, forcing the Confederates to withdraw to Santa Fe and eventually San Antonio and making it a significant victory for the Union. After the battle, Slough left for the East, where he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers and military governor of Alexandria, Virginia.   

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