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In New Mexico, Texas and Colorado units clash in the Glorieta Pass at Apache Canyon

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03/26/1862
After occupying the territorial capital of Santa Fé two weeks before, Confederate Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley sought to continue his invasion of New Mexico with an advance against the Union strongpoint at Fort Union.  An advance force of Texas cavalry made its way to the Glorieta Pass but were attacked in their camp near Apache Canyon in the morning by Union troops under Major John M. Chivington.  After fierce fighting, the Texans fell back and both sides awaited reinforcements.  The full battle of Glorieta Pass took place two days later.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Thomas S. Edrington, John Taylor, The Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Gettysburg in the West, March 26-28,1862 (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1998), 41 pp. 

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