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Union forces turn back the Confederate invasion of New Mexico at Glorieta Pass

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03/28/1862
After occupying the territorial capital of Santa Fé two weeks before, Confederate Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley sought to advance against the pivotal Union strongpoint at Fort Union.  After initial contact at Apache Canyon two days before, a full scale battle ensued between Confederate forces.   Hard fighting from morning till dusk left the Confederates in possession of the field but also resulted in the loss of their entire supply train to a Union flanking movement at Johnson's Ranch, a fatal blow to their campaign in New Mexico.  (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), 63 pp. 

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