Battle at Picacho
April 15, 1862
Dedicated to those Confederate frontiersmen who occupied Arizona
Territory, CSA., created by President Jefferson Davis, February 14, 1862.
Just two months later ten of Capt. Sherod Hunters 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. This “Western most battle of the Civil War” delayed for
a month the advance of a 2300-man Union column and hastened the
establishment of Arizona Territory, USA, on February 24, 1863.