See photos, portraits, and paintings related to the Battle of Glorieta Pass
(15 photos in gallery)
View of Apache Canyon, scene of the first phase of the Battle of Glorieta Pass
Kozlowski's Ranch was an important spot along the Santa Fe trail. It was here that Union forces under Maj. Chivington prepared to move down the trail to stop the Confederate forces advancing into the New Mexico territory. After the battle, hospital tents were set up to tend to the wounded.
Brig. Gen. Sibley
Library of Congress
Portrait of Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley, the overall commander of Confederate forces in New Mexico
Colonel Edward Canby
Col. Edward R.S. Canby commanded the Department of New Mexico for the Union army. His leadership led to the defeat of the Confederate invasion of New Mexico and the West.
View of Pigeon Ranch, a key battlefield landmark which was roughly at the center of the Union defensive position on March 28, 1862.
View of Sharpshooter's Ridge, looking down towards Pigeon Ranch on the Glorieta Pass Battlefield.
Scurry Leads the Texans Forward
Wayne Justus (www.waynejustus.com)
Lt. Col. William Scurry leads an attack against the Union position near Pigeon Ranch in this painting
Attack on Pigeon Ranch
This painting by Roy Anderson shows the Confederate attack on the Union position near Pigeon Ranch on the Glorieta Pass Battlefield
Union forces under John Chivington descended down the steep mesas to attack the lightly guarded Confederate supply wagons - a mortal blow for the Confederate forces in New Mexico
Maj. John Chivington
Chivington commanded the Union forces at the Apache Canyon and Johnson's Ranch portion of the battle.
Mesas Near Kozlowski's Ranch
The steep, southwestern landscape at Glorieta Pass is unlike any other major Civil War battlefield.
Col. John Slough
Colonel John Slough commanded the First Colorado Volunteers at the Battle of Glorieta Pass
Colorado Volunteers Monument
The Colorado Volunteers Monument at the Glorieta Pass Battlefield
Monuments in the Snow
The Sibley Brigade and Colorado Volunteer monuments sit under a blanket of snow on the Glorieta Pass Battlefield
Glorieta Monument - Santa Fe
A monument at the center of Santa Fe honors the men who fought and died in the various Civil War battles in New Mexico Territory, including Valverde and Glorieta Pass.