Santa Fe Trail - Glorieta Pass Battlefield - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium 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. One of America's first great trade routes, the Santa Fe Trail was critical to the United States westward expansion.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 12:25:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMM37M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
It takes a day to drive the 565 miles of The Santa Fe Trail, through the States of Colorado, and New Mexico. The National Scenic Byway has spectacular scenery, from Plains to Rugged Mountains.

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."
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Santa Fe Trail

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