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

Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass

March 26-28, 1862

 
 
Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
1. Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker
Inscription. On this site and several miles to the west along the Santa Fe Trail, Colorado Volunteers and Regular U.S. Troops fought a Confederate force from Texas in the Battle of Glorieta Pass. Although no clear victory emerged after two days of fierce and bloody combat, a successful flank attack by the Coloradans against the enemy's supply wagons hidden in Apache Canyon destroyed the Confederate ability to continue the campaign. The Texan's retreated thus ending their threat to New Mexico and to the Union controlled Colorado goldfields. Erected by the people of Colorado in memory of the brave men who fought here.
 
Erected by Veterans of Colorado, Colorado Historical Society, Colorado General Assembly, Museum of New Mexico, Colorado National Guard, Erickson Monuments.
 
Location. 35° 34.053′ N, 105° 44.762′ W. Marker is near Glorieta, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on State Road 50 at milepost 1.6, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is 1.6 miles east of I-25 exit 299. Marker is in this post office area: Glorieta NM 87535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glorieta Battlefield ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Glorieta Pass Battlefield
Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
2. Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker
( approx. 0.9 miles away); Pecos Pueblo Mission ( approx. 3.4 miles away); Kosloski's Historic Stagecoach Stop and Trading Post ( approx. 4 miles away); St. Anthony's Catholic Church War Memorial ( approx. 4.1 miles away); San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church ( approx. 4.1 miles away); Caņoncito at Apache Canyon ( approx. 4.8 miles away); Seton Village ( approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate marker at Glorieta Pass image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
3. Confederate marker at Glorieta Pass
In loyal memory of the Texas Mounted Volunteers Sibleys Brigade C.S.A. who died in service at Glorieta Pass. March 28, 1862
Erected by the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy
Oct. 1, 1939
Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 16, 2012
4. Colorado Volunteers at the Battles of Glorieta Pass Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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