Historic Santa Fe Foundation | Lecture | The Union Victory at Glorieta Pass

Historic Santa Fe Foundation | Lecture | Col. John P. Slough & the Union Victory at Glorieta Pass

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April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents Richard Miller speaking on Col. John P. Slough, “Gilpin’s Pet Lambs,” and the Union Victory at Glorieta Pass.

The Confederate Army of New Mexico, its ranks filled with 2,500 Texans, swept into New Mexico Territory in January 1862, intent on claiming the American Southwest for the rebel cause. But in northern New Mexico Territory, a Federal force largely composed of Colorado Volunteers stopped the Texans’ advance at the battle of Glorieta Pass.

Commanding the Coloradans was an inexperienced and unpopular officer, Col. John P. Slough, whose ill-conceived battle plan almost led to Union disaster. Shortly after the battle, Slough abruptly resigned his command, claiming that he feared for his life from his own men. Richard Miller, the author of John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General (University of New Mexico Press, 2021), will tell the story of Colonel Slough, his struggles to discipline the hard-drinking and at times mutinous Colorado Volunteers, and their miraculous victory over the Confederate Army of New Mexico at Glorieta Pass.

The talk is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 3pm MT via Zoom. There is no charge for Foundation members and $10 for non-members. Register in advance here.


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