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 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 01:44 am
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no I have not been there...it sounds pretty cool though. The Sibley campaign is one of the more interesting campaigns of the TM theater. Especially Sibley himself. Have you read "Confederate General of the West-Henry Hopkins Sibley" by Jerry Thompson? In addition to an excellent biography it is also a well written study of Sibley's NM campaign



 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 01:48 am
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here's most of my NM pics included many of Fort Union-one of Sibley's ultimate objectives. There are also the Glorietta Pass pics...such as they are LOL!

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/New%20Mexico%202009/?albumview=slideshow



 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 02:20 am
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I read it and also heard him speak at the West Coast Civil War Round Table several years ago.  He was wonderful. 

I tell the kids at the Drum all the time about Sibley.  That one of the reason's our military post was built in Wilmington California was to protect the area from Confederates from capturing the harbor.  I always tell them we are lucky Sibley was stopped at Glorietta.   

When I took the train east and went though Apache Pass we had a park volunteer tell us about the battle.  He said it was a minor battle that didn't really affect the war .  I said just loud enough that many heard me .  NOT important?  Just stopped the Confederates from heading to California to capture the Harbor.  I was asked about what I said and to tell them more about it .  I did my lecture on the Drum Barracks for the people near me that had asked.  One guy says you must work at the Drum.  I said yes I do.

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I had forgotten how beautiful in it's own way Fort Union is .  I just remember the loneliness I felt when I was there. Thinking of what it must have been like to be a woman there stationed with her husband.   There is a connection to the Drum Barracks and Fort Union.  The commander of the Drum Carleton became the commander of Fort Union . 



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I know that's right!  My kids were both born in Texas when we lived there 25 years ago.  Unfortunatley, that was before I got really interested in the Civil War so I didn't take advantage of it.  Sad for me.



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