Battle at Picacho Memorial, Picacho, Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tugies
N 32° 38.744 W 111° 24.033
12S E 462433 N 3612084
Quick Description: This is a memorial to the 1st California Cavalry Volunteers who fought in the Civil War Battle at Picacho, Arizona.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 8:49:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMKNCG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
This is the site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War. Ten of Capt. Sherod Hunter's Confederate Cavalrymen successfully defended Picacho Pass against thirteen Union soldiers who suffered three killed and three wounded but did manage to capture Confederate Sgt. Henry Holmes and Pvts. William Dwyer and John W. Hill before retreating. The three Union soldiers that died are memorialized here. This battle delayed for a month the advance of a 2300-man Union column and hastened establishment of Arizona Territory, U.S.A.on February 24, 1863.
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