Photo of the week: the Civil War at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas

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Civil War re-enactment at Rancho de las Golondrinas, photo Steve Collins

Did you know that New Mexico played a key part in the Civil War? For a month in 1862 Santa Fe was under occupation by the Confederate forces. There were two New Mexico battles: Valverde (just south of Soccorro) and Glorieta, about a half hour north of Santa Fe. The objective was to take over Fort Union, and from there control the Santa Fe Trail which would give the Confederacy a supply depot as well as control of a route to the west coast. The photo is of a re-enactment of the Battle of Valverde at El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe last weekend.

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2 Responses to “Photo of the week: the Civil War at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas”

  1. Agness
    May 11, 2019 at 4:14 am #

    Looks like a snapshot from an American movie. Nice one!
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    • Steve Collins
      May 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

      Thanks, Agness!

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