154th Anniversary of Glorieta Pass!

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154 years ago today, skirmishing begins in Apache Canyon, located ~10 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

Two days later, the Confederates would hold the field at Pigeon's Ranch, but paid a steep price - their supply train had been captured and torched, and their mounts scattered.

The outcome at the 'Gettysburg of the West' would seal the fate of many men who would die on the torturous journey back towards San Antonio, as well as eliminate all confederate ambitions of westward expansion.
 
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Went through Apache Canyon 20 years ago. Really spurred my interest in the resistance to the Texas invasion.
 

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On display at The Museum Of The Confederacy in Richmond is the only known existing Confederate uniform from that campaign:

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I don't know much about the War in the far West, but I imagine the attitude of the War in Texas was even more personal considering the Revolution from Mexico. Very interesting, y'all, thanks for sharing.
 



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