Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of the Rio Grande, the adobe fort housed units of U.S. Army Infantry and Cavalry.
The first troops to occupy the fort were companies of the 125th US Colored Infantry Regiment, a group of African-American enlisted soldiers from Kentucky who had been mustered into the Union Army near the close of the American Civil War. Several of the units assigned later, including the 9th US Cavalry and 10th US Cavalry, and stationed at the fort were also composed of black troopers, sometimes referred to as Buffalo Soldiers. As a testament to their bravery, nine Buffalo Soldiers received the Medal of Honor while serving in New Mexico Territory.
Surname Gadden – Guttierez
Gadden Joseph Pvt. C 8th CAV Gadsden Joseph Pvt. A 24th INF Gaines ns Cpl 38th INF Gaines Lee Pvt. K 13th INF Gaius ns Pvt. K 38th INF Gallagher ns Pvt. K 8th CAV Gallegos ns Pvt. C 1 NM INF Gallegos ns Cpl C 1 NM INF Gallup Henry Pvt. K 13th INF Gamgan John Pvt. G 8th CAV Gardner Daniel Pvt. A 15th INF Gardner John Pvt. H 24th INF Gauterus ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Gavin Daniel Pvt. K 3rd CAV Gavin James Pvt. K 3rd CAV Gehring Charles A. Pvt. C 8th CAV Gemmill Samuel Pvt. K 3rd CAV Georgian ns Cpl G 8th CAV Gerkes Joseph Pvt. A 15th INF Gibbons John Pvt. 15th INF Gibbons Patrick Pvt. C 8th CAV Giebel George Sgt C 15th INF Gifford George W. Pvt. G 8th CAV Gilbert Moses Pvt. 15th INF Giles ns Pvt. K 38th INF Gilford J. G. Cpt K 3rd CAV Gill Henry Pvt. K 38th INF Gillespie Silas Pvt. C 8th CAV Glapeer Thomas Pvt. K 38th INF Glascow ns Pvt. K 38th INF Glausby G. Pvt. 38th INF Gleason John Pvt. 15th INF Gleason Thomas Pvt. C 8th CAV Glenn George W. Pvt. C 8th CAV Godwin Edward A. 2Lt C 8th CAV Goe James B. 2Lt D 13th INF Goeller John Pvt. K 13th INF Goff Henry A. Pvt. D 24th INF Golden ns Pvt. C 8th CAV Goodige E. Pvt. 15th INF Goodman John Sgt C 15th INF Goodwin Millard F. 1Lt M 9th CAV Goodwin William H. Pvt. C 8th CAV Gorby Richard S. Pvt. C 8th CAV Gordon Daniel Pvt. 15th INF Gordon Ray T. 1Lt I 8th CAV Gore ns Cpl K 38th INF Gorin ns Pvt. I 8th CAV Gorman James K 3rd CAV Gorman Michael Pvt. C 8th CAV Gossen ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Gotch Fred Pvt. 15th INF Gover C. Maj K 38th INF Grover James Pvt. K 38th INF Grace William Pvt. G 8th CAV Grady Martin E. Pvt. G 8th CAV Graham John Cpl K 38th INF Grant William Pvt. K 38th INF Graves Alexander Cpl K 38th INF Gray Charles Pvt. D 10th INF Gray Zachariah T. Pvt. G 8th CAV Green ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Green Arthur Pvt. C 8th CAV Green Charles Pvt. 15th INF Green Charles E. Pvt. D 10th INF Green Daniel J. Pvt. E 9th CAV Green Leonard K. Pvt. C 8th CAV Green William Pvt. F 9th CAV Green William Sgt C 8th CAV Greenleaf Allen Pvt. D 24th INF Greer William G 8th CAV Gregory John M. Sgt K 3rd CAV Griffen William K 15th INF Griffin Seward Pvt. G 8th CAV Griffith William Pvt. K 3rd CAV Grilman ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Griner John Pvt. 15th INF Gross Frank 1Lt F 9th CAV Gross John H. M 9th CAV Grove William H. Sgt C 8th CAV Grudy Martin E. Pvt. G 8th CAV Grundy Joseph Pvt. K 15th INF Grupe Heinrich Pvt. C 8th CAV Guithausman Charles Pvt. K 3rd CAV Gulirona ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Gusting C. A. Pvt. 38th INF Gutinuim ns Pvt. G 8th CAV Guttierez Sebastian Pvt. G 8th CAV
Source: Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society, Marcena Thompson, and Charles Barnum.
Fort Selden, New Mexico Troops, 1865-1891.