Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico

Distant Bugles Distant Drums The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico Looks at the epic march of men recruited from Colorado s towns farms and mining camps to fight Confederate soldiers in New Mexico This book tells the stories of Union heroes such as Colo

  • Title: Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico
  • Author: Flint Whitlock
  • ISBN: 9780870818356
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Looks at the epic march of 1,000 men recruited from Colorado s towns, farms, and mining camps to fight 3,000 Confederate soldiers in New Mexico This book tells the stories of Union heroes such as Colorado governor William Gilpin and Colonels John Slough, John Chivington, Kit Carson, and Edward Canby, along with average soldiers.

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    1. Pretty good account of the New Mexico Campaign from the Union perspective. The author did seem to spend an inordinate amount of space on the formation and training of the 1st Colorado Infantry; some information on the formation of the New Mexico regiments would have been nice.Also, the author omitted discussing the California Column. While it might not have had a direct impact on the campaign, it was still organized and sent into New Mexico due to the Confederate invasion.

    2. I re-read the story of the 1st Colorado who traveled from Colorado and fought in the Battle at Glorietta Pass in New Mexico. One of the few battles in the Civil War fought in the west. If you are related to me on the Warman side then know that we had a distant relative, Thomas Warman, who served with Company H attached to this unit.

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