Tag Archives: Henry Sibley

Gettysburg of the West?: The Battle of Glorieta Pass

ECW welcomes back guest author Patrick Kelly-Fischer More than one Civil War battle carries the nickname “Gettysburg of the West” – Chickamauga and Westport come to mind. But I’ve most often heard it applied to Glorieta Pass, fought in northern … Continue reading

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A Fight for “a Square Drink of Water”: The Battle of Valverde

ECW welcomes back guest author Patrick Kelly-Fischer After the war, W.P. Laughter, a private in the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles, described the morning of the battle of Valverde: “As we were marching along with some glee at the prospect of getting … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Battles of Mesilla

Sometimes juxtapositions grab our attention and draw us to see connections. On a recent trip to New Mexico to visit family, my thoughts turned to the Confederate invasion of what was then the Arizona Territory. Living close to the Confederate … Continue reading

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Sailors, Diplomats, Tycoons and the Campaign to Control California’s Gold in the Civil War

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Neil Chatelain As massive operations spread across the United States during the Civil War, a secret and ever-important campaign was being waged at sea. This was not ironclad warships battling one … Continue reading

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Kit Carson’s Civil War: Learning to Command, Administration and Training

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Ray Shortridge. Part one in a series. In early July, 1861, Henry Hopkins Sibley met with Jefferson Davis in Richmond. He had resigned from the United States Army while serving as a … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Cavalry Tactics: How Technology Drove Change (Part Three)

(part three in a series) In the Napoleonic system, the army’s mounted arm took multiple forms. There were: carabiniers, cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, chasseurs, and lancers. Each had its own specific mission. Carabiniers were armed with dragoon carbines and sabers, and … Continue reading

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150 Years Later–The Battle of Picacho Pass, part 3

Part three in a series. Lieut. Jas. Barrett 1st Cav. Cal. Vols Killed in action April 15th 1862 aged 28 years  Geo. Johnson, Co. A 1st Cav. Cal. Vols Killed April 15th 1862 aged 25 years  W. S. Leonard, Co. … Continue reading

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