Battle of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Page2    

Santa Fe Trail

Sharpshooters Ridge Col. John Slough posted Capt. Charles Walker and Company E. Third Cavalry on the crest of sharpshooters ridge. Although it was a good position to defend from attack with its large rocks, almost vertical south face and steep eastern slope, the Federals were driven off by Maj. Pyron and the Second Texas Mounted Rifle. Most of the federal defenders of sharpshooters ridge were able to escape as the Confederates took the ridge. Walker's men mounted their horses and escorted Col. Slough east back along the Santa Fe Trail to another defensive position


Sharpshooters Ridge Looking down on what is left of the house at Pigeon Ranch (see the roof next to the road) along the Santa Fe Trail

Monuments Close-up

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