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Texas Mounted Volunteers - Glorieta Pass Battlefield - Glorieta, NM
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N 35° 34.055 W 105° 44.757
13S E 432403 N 3936244
Quick Description: This red granite marker is inset into a boulder just north of a parking area.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 10:23:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMFD4K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
This area is part of the Pecos National Monument. This monument is east of the actual Battlefield, which is listed as highly endangered - (visit link)

Text of the monument reads:

In loyal memory of the Texas Mounted Volunteers Sibleys Brigade C.S.A. who died in service at Glorieta Pass. March 28, 1862
Erected by the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy
Oct. 1, 1939

From the National Parks Service Website on the role the Texans played in the campaign:
(visit link)

"In 1861, Jefferson Davis commissioned General Henry Hopkins Sibley to raise three full regiments in West Texas, which eventually became the Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Texas Volunteer Cavalry. The Fourth was commanded by Colonel James Reily with Colonel William R. Scurry second in command. The Fifth was led by Col. Thomas Green with Lt. Harry C. Macneill and the Seventh was commanded by Col. William Steele with Lt. Col J. S. Sutton as second. Lt. Col John Baylor, self-appointed Governor of the new territory, led the Second Texas Regiment, Mounted Rifles. By late Fall 1861, there were 3,500 men prepared to invade New Mexico."
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
This is unlighted, but accessible 24 hours a day.


Entrance fees (if it applies): none, however the Pecos National Monument is $3 per person

Type of memorial: Monument

Visit Instructions:

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*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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