Glorieta in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The decisive battle of the Civil War in New Mexico was fought at the summit of Glorieta Pass on March 28, 1862. Union troops won the battle when a party of Colorado Volunteers burned the Confederate supply wagons, thus destroying Southern hopes for taking over New Mexico.
Erected by State of New Mexico.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 35° 34.479′ N, 105° 45.527′ W. Marker was in Glorieta, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker was on State Road 50, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Glorieta Pass Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pecos Pueblo Mission (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cañoncito at Apache Canyon (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pecos National Historical Park (approx. 4½ miles away); San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Anthony's Catholic Church War Memorial Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glorieta.
More about this marker. There is no longer a marker on this side of the road. It has been replaced by Glorieta Pass Battleﬁeld marker across the highway.
Also see . . . Pecos National Historical Park, National Park Service website. The Civil War Battlefied is not open to the public. It is open only via a guided tour. Please contact the visitor center for more information about tour times and dates. (Submitted on March 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. General Order No. 4 to veterans of battle of Glorietta
Head-Quarters Advance Division Army of New Mexico, Canon Glorietta, March 29, 1862. General Order No. 4.
Soldiers-You have added another victory to the long list of triumphs won by the Confederate armies. By your conduct you have given another evidence of the daring courage and heroic endurance which actuate you in this great struggle for the independence of your country. You have proven your right to stand by the side
By order of Lieut. Col. WM. R. Scurry, Commanding. Ellsberry R. Lane, Adjutant
— Submitted April 1, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,258 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. 3. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Charles Rummel of Magdalena, New Mexico. 4. submitted on January 23, 2011, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.