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included the heroic Col. Tom Green and the Indian-hating Col. John
Robert Baylor.4 Journal articles described everything from whether the
retreating Federals from Fort Fillmore had whiskey in their canteens in
July 1861, prior to their surrender at St. Augustine Pass, to exactly who
guided the "Pikes Peakers" in the destruction of the Rebel supply train
in the depths of Apache Canyon during the Battle of Glorieta. Other
articles described different aspects of the battles of Valverde and
Glorieta and even the skirmish at Peralta."
More recently, a meticulously researched book has detailed the Battle
of Valverde. An equally impressive study of the Confederacy's objectives
in the Far West and General Sibley's failure to fulfill those ambitions has
also appeared in print. At the same time, an outstanding and imagina-
tive study recalled the valiant struggle to create a Confederate Territory
of Arizona in the southern part of New Mexico and what is today
Arizona. In 1998, two superbly researched studies of the pivotal Battle of
Glorieta were published. Although a number of letters, diaries, journals
and memoirs from soldiers on both sides also appeared in print, little in
the way of primary sources has been published in the last several years.7
Among the historically significant documents that remain unpub-
lished are the letters of James L. Collins, a fiesty and controversial, sixty-
one-year-old territorial Indian superintendent who accompanied Gov.
Station- Texas A&M University Press, 1996); Marc Simmons, The Little Lwn of the Southwest. A Ljfe
of Manuel Antonzo Chaves (Chicago: Swallow Press, 1973), Marion Cox Grinstead, Destiny at
Valverde: The Life and Death of Alexander McRae (Socorro: Historical Society of Socorro, 1992);
Jerry Thompson, Desert Tger. Paddy Graydon and the Civil War in the Far Southwest (El Paso. Texas
Western Press, 1994). A sympathetic biography of Maj John M Chivington, dealing more with
the Sand Creek Massacre than the Battle of Glorieta, however, was also published See Reginald
S. Craig, Fighting Parson- Biography of Col John M. Chtvington (Los Angeles: Westernlore Press,
" Odle Faulk, General Tom Green: Fightin' Texan (Waco: Texian Press, 1963); Jerry Thompson,
John Robert Baylor: Texas Indian Fghter and Confederate Soldier (Hillsboro: Hill College, 1971);
George W. Baylor, John Robert Baylor, ed Odie Faulk (Tucson: Arizona Pioneers' Historical
"John P Wilson, "Whiskey at Fort Fillmore: A Civil War Story of the Civil War," New Mexico
Hitorical Review, 68 (Apr., 1993), 109-132; and Francis C. Kajecki, "The Battle of Glorleta: Was
the Guide Ortiz or Grzelachowski," ibid., 62 (Jan., 1987), 47-54; Don E. Alberts, "The Battle of
Peralta," ibid., 58 (Oct., 1983), 369-379.
*John Taylor, Bloody Valverde: A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande, February 21, 1862
(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995); Donald Frazier, Blood and Treasure-
Confederate Empire in the Southwest (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1995); L Boyd
Finch, Confederate Pathway to the Pacific: Major Sherod Hunter and Arizona Territory, C.S.A. (Tucson:
Arizona Historical Society, 1996);John Taylor and Thomas S. Edrmington, Battle of Gloreta Pass- A
Gettysburg in the West, March 26-28, 1862 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998);
Don Alberts, Battle of Gloneta. Unzon Victory in the West (College Station: Texas A&M University
' For example see Martin H. Hall and Edwin Adams Davis (eds ), A Campaign From Santa Fe to
the Massszlippi, Being a History of the Old Sibley Brigade (Houston- Stagecoach Press, 1961); Nolle
Mumey (ed.), Bloody Trails Along the Rio Grande. A Day to Day Diary of Alonzo Ferdinand Ickis
(Denver: Old West Publishing Co., 1958); Enrique B. D'Hamel, The Adventures of a Tenderfoot
(Waco: W. M. Morrison Books, n.d.); Oliver J. Hollister, Boldly They Rode (Lakewood: Golden
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