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Near Glorieta in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Glorieta Pass Battlefield

National Historic Landmark, 1961

 
 
Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
1. Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  The Civil War battle fought in this pass is often referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West." Union forces dashed Confederate strategy to seize the southwest's major supply base at Fort Union; Colorado and California were to be next. The Texas vanguard captured Santa Fe, March 10, 1862, but after two days of battle here U.S. troops and Colorado Volunteers burned a poorly guarded Confederate supply camp and slaughtered hundreds of their horses and mules on March 28. Rebel Troops retreated from New Mexico within two weeks.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 116.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 34.471′ N, 105° 45.533′ W. Marker is near Glorieta, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on State Highway 50 0.8 miles east of Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located east of Exit 299 off I-25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glorieta NM 87535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass
<i>Rear of:</i> Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
2. Rear of: Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker
(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 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post (approx. 4.9 miles away); Route 66 (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Official Scenic Historic Marker Guide published by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division lists this marker as being in San Miguel County, however it is actually located within the boundaries of Santa Fe County.
 
Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
3. Glorieta Pass Battlefield Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 131 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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