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In Arizona, the California Volunteer Cavalry retake Tucson without firing a shot

Tucson, Arizona, 1862
05/20/1862
Confederate forces under Colonel Henry H. Sibley had occupied Tucson, Arizona eighty days before.  A withdrawal was ordered on May 14, 1862 and six days later elements of the First California Volunteer Cavalry retook the town without firing a shot. Retreating Confederate forces soon reached Texas, ending Sibley's abortive invasion of Arizona.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1863), V: 14.

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