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Battle of Glorieta Pass

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1862 - 14 Battle of Glorieta Pass

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Legendary New Mexico: Battle at Glorieta Pass helped secure Civil War victory

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Civil War in the West: The Battle of Glorieta Pass

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Episode #4: The Battle of Glorieta Pass

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Battle of Glorieta Pass at Cañoncito

The Battle of Glorieta Pass, fought from March 26–28, 1862, in the northern New Mexico Territory, was the decisive battle of the New Mexico Campaign during the American Civil War. Dubbed the "Gettysburg of the West" by some authors, it was intended as the decisive blow by Confederate forces to break the Union possession of the West along the base of the Rocky Mountains. It was fought at Glorieta Pass in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in what is now New Mexico, and was an important event in the history of the New Mexico Territory in the American Civil War.
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