Glorieta Pass Battlefield

Also known as: Glorieta Pass
10 mi. SE of Santa Fe on U.S. 84--85, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Description 

In February 1862, a Confederate brigade of 2,500 Texans marched up the Rio Grande Valley, with the intention of driving through Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and onto Denver; 1,300 Federal soldiers moved to intercept them. The armies met at Glorieta Pass in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The battle of Glorieta Pass (March 26-28, 1862) ended a Confederate invasion of New Mexico that threatened to seize a large part of the Southwest. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000486
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Battle site; Conservation area
Current functions
Conservation area; Agricultural outbuildings
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1862