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Henry Hopkins Sibley

Born: May 25, 1816

Death: Aug 23, 1886

Birthplace: Natchitoches

Nationality: United States

Henry Hopkins Sibley

Date of Birth : May 25, 1816
Date of Death : Aug 23, 1886
Birth Place : Natchitoches

Henry Hopkins Sibley was a brigadier general from Louisiana during the American Civil War, leading the Confederate States Army in the New Mexico Territory. His attempt to gain control of trails to California was defeated at the Battle of Glorieta Pass. A West Point graduate, he had served with the United States Army from 1838 until 1861 and the start of the Civil War, when he resigned to join the Southern Cause.

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