Robert Jones's The Confederate Invasion of New Mexico PDF

By Robert Jones

In 1862, the Confederacy made an incursion into New Mexico, into what had a little expectantly been dubbed the accomplice Arizona Territory in 1861. The Territory incorporated elements of Arizona and New Mexico. The accomplice common answerable for the incursion used to be Brigadier common Henry Hopkins Sibley, who (effectively) had approximately 2,600 males. Arrayed opposed to him have been the forces of Union Colonel (later significant normal) Edward Canby, with approximately 5,000 males.

While the variety of forces was once really insignificant by means of Civil struggle criteria (no provide or Sherman dimension armies here), the stakes have been remarkably excessive, in particular to have such an imprecise common like Sibley major one facet, and an both imprecise colonel best the opposite. If the Confederates have been profitable of their invasion of recent Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and California could have been subsequent, with the entire mineral wealth contained therein. If the Confederacy can have seized a few of that mineral wealth, they can have financed the warfare indefinitely.

The ultimate identifying conflict of the crusade, Glorieta go, is typically referred to as the “Gettysburg of the West”, since it used to be the excessive water mark of the accomplice incursion into the southwest. yet from a strategic point of view, it could were as very important as Gettysburg. The Union did not win the Civil struggle by means of profitable the conflict of Glorieta, however it may have misplaced the struggle through wasting this battle.

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By Robert Jones

In 1862, the Confederacy made an incursion into New Mexico, into what had a little expectantly been dubbed the accomplice Arizona Territory in 1861. The Territory incorporated elements of Arizona and New Mexico. The accomplice common answerable for the incursion used to be Brigadier common Henry Hopkins Sibley, who (effectively) had approximately 2,600 males. Arrayed opposed to him have been the forces of Union Colonel (later significant normal) Edward Canby, with approximately 5,000 males.

While the variety of forces was once really insignificant by means of Civil struggle criteria (no provide or Sherman dimension armies here), the stakes have been remarkably excessive, in particular to have such an imprecise common like Sibley major one facet, and an both imprecise colonel best the opposite. If the Confederates have been profitable of their invasion of recent Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and California could have been subsequent, with the entire mineral wealth contained therein. If the Confederacy can have seized a few of that mineral wealth, they can have financed the warfare indefinitely.

The ultimate identifying conflict of the crusade, Glorieta go, is typically referred to as the “Gettysburg of the West”, since it used to be the excessive water mark of the accomplice incursion into the southwest. yet from a strategic point of view, it could were as very important as Gettysburg. The Union did not win the Civil struggle by means of profitable the conflict of Glorieta, however it may have misplaced the struggle through wasting this battle.

The e-book comprises 33 photos/maps.

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