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Cañoncito at Apache Canyon - near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 35° 32.908 W 105° 49.691
13S E 424933 N 3934184
Quick Description: Historic marker on the Santa Fe Trail - Marking a strategic Site of two historic American Civil War battles, at Cañoncito at Apache Canyon, Located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 1:35:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMM380
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 0

Long Description:
Cañoncito at Apache Canyon - A New Mexico Historic Marker. Located just off the 'Old Las Vegas Highway' which used to be known as 'Route 66 (1926 to 1937)' and before that 'The Santa Fe Trail' (1822 to 1879). Near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

There were two battles fought at this strategics site, one in 1846 and 1862.

The Inscription on the Plaque Reads:
"Strategically located where the Santa Fe Trail emerges from Glorieta Pass, Cañoncito is where the New Mexico Governor Manuel Armijo weakly defended New Mexico against the American Army in 1846. In 1862, Union forces destroyed a Confederate supply train contributing to the Confederate loss at the battle of Glorieta, six miles to the east."
Name of Battle:
Cañoncito at Apache Canyon


Name of War: American Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 1/1/1846

Parking: Not Listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you and/or your GPS in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos two of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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veritas vita visited Cañoncito at Apache Canyon - near Santa Fe, New Mexico. 5/20/2014 veritas vita visited it