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Glorieta Pass Battlefield - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.[
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 35° 34.471 W 105° 45.537
13S E 431231 N 3937022
Quick Description: Glorieta Pass Battlefield a National Historic Landmark, on the Santa Fe Trail. An American Civil War Battle, in 1862 between Union & Confederate forces. Located Near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 2:10:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMM382
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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Long Description:
Glorieta Pass Battlefield a National Historic Landmark, and a New Mexico Historic Marker. Located near Glorieta, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County, on New Mexico Route 50, on the right when traveling East. The road 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.

The Inscription on the Plaque Reads:
"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 Confederated supply camp and slaughtered hundreds of their horses and mules on March 28. Rebel Troops retreated from New Mexico within two weeks."
Name of Battle:
Battle of Glorieta Pass

Name of War: American Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 3/10/1862

Date of Battle (End): 4/11/1862

Parking: 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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