In one of the more unknown chapters of the American Civil War, a secession convention at Mesilla voted to leave the union and establish the Confederate Territory of Arizona in March of 1861. This act brought the Civil War to New Mexico. Conflict raged up and down the Rio Grande when the Confederates launched as invasion of northern New Mexico the following year. In this tour, we will visit the more significant sites of Civil War history in the Southwest including Mesilla, Fort Craig, Fort Union, and the Glorieta Pass battle site.
Led by Dr. Peter Booth
Courtesy Wayne Justus, www.waynejustus.com
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