Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NPS Opens Trail at Glorieta Pass

The National Park Service opened a two mile trail at the Glorieta Pass battlefield on June 14, 2009. We visited the site last summer and were disappointed in its lack of development as a historic site. Today, visitors have the opportunity to explore the battle by safely hiking through the area and enjoying a panoramic view of portions of the battlefield.

Please see

New Mexico opens Civil War battlefield trail
Glorieta battlefield trail: Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers
Glorieta Battlefield Coalition
Glorieta Pass photographs

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Color Coordinated Units

While visiting the Little Big Horn battlefield, I came across the following exhibit indicating how the horses used by the various Seventh Cavalry units were coordinated. The coordination seems to make sense relative to identifying the various units on the battlefield. Has anyone heard of this practice among cavalry units in the Civil War?