The Civil War: 150 Years
The Confederate plan for the West was to raise a force in Texas, march up the Rio Grande, take Santa Fe, turn northeast on the Santa Fe Trail, capture the stores at Fort Union, head up to Colorado to capture the gold fields, and then turn west to take California. Find out about The Battle of Glorieta Pass along the Santa Fe Trail in 1862 by following the link.

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