The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

3.96 avg rating
( 27 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781585441006: The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

On the morning of March 26, 1862, Confederate and Union armies met in Glorieta Pass in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. A series of skirmishes, jockeying for position, and a pitched battle on March 28 took a heavy toll on both sides and left the Rebels under Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley apparently victorious over Gen. John P. Slough's troops.

However, the tide turned when Union soldiers under Col. John Chivington located the Confederate supply train and destroyed it. Without supplies, replacement arms, and ammunition, the Rebel troops could not maintain themselves against the still strong Federal forces in the area. After a few additional skirmishes, the dispirited and disorganized Rebels straggled back to Texas. The Confederate quest for expansion into the Southwest was abandoned.

The Battle of Glorieta, some twenty miles southeast of Santa Fe, marked the Rebels' farthest advance northward in the Far West, just as the encounter at Gettysburg the following year would define their farthest significant northward penetration in the eastern theater.

The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West offers the first full, detailed, and accurate history of this blind, groping struggle in the smoke-filled Glorieta valley. The definitive work on the battle, it includes not only the Confederate organization and approach to the key battle, but also that of the Federal military units as they organized within New Mexico and Colorado Territories. It incorporates for the first time under one cover all the known Union participant accounts, including a number never before published. Based on his own research on the battlefield, Don E. Alberts also presents a thorough understanding of the deployment of troops and their actions.

Alberts reveals, with rigorous supporting evidence, a whole new site for the Battle of Apache Canyon, miles from that previously described. From his field research and discovery of artifacts, he details the exact complement of both Confederate and Federal artillery. Finally, he marshals evidence to reach the startling, yet now inevitable, conclusion that the Battle of Glorieta was indeed a clear and significant Union victory.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The high Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico seem an unlikely site for a desperate Civil War battle, but on March 28, 1862, the army of Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley, seeking to conquer the West for the Confederacy but dangerously short of supplies, fought Federal forces in a costly battle at Glorieta Pass.

The Rebels were victorious until Federal cavalry under Col. John Chivington unexpectedly found the Confederate supply train and destroyed it, leaving the Southern soldiers isolated and nearly defenseless. After a few additional skirmishes, the hungry, dispirited, and disorganized Rebels straggled back to Texas and abandoned their quest for expansion into the Southwest.

The definitive work on the battle, Don E. Albert's The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West offers a detailed history of this blind, groping struggle in the smoke-filled valley. Based on documentary and archaeological evidence, The Battle of Glorieta presents both the Confederate and Federal military organization and approach to the battle, incorporates all known Union participant accounts, and details the exact complement of both Confederate and Federal artillery.

Alberts also reveals, with rigorous supporting evidence, a whole new site for the Battle of Apache Canyon and reaches the startling, yet now inevitable, conclusion that the Battle of Glorieta was indeed a clear and significant Union victory.

About the Author:

Don E. Alberts, a professional historian working in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, has published three books and many articles on military and Civil War history. A former professor and retired chief historian for Kirtland Air Force Base, he served as consulting historian to the 1987 archaeological dig that recovered the remains of Civil War soldiers killed in the Battle of Glorieta.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780890968253: The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West (Texas A&m University Military History Series, No 61)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  089096825X ISBN 13:  9780890968253
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr, 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alberts, Don E.
Published by Texas A&M University Press 9/5/2000 (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press 9/5/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Alberts, Don E.
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1585441007

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Alberts, Don E.
Published by Texas A and M University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A and M University Press, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Don E. Alberts
Published by Texas A M University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A M University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. On the morning of March 26, 1862, Confederate and Union armies met in Glorieta Pass in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. A series of skirmishes, jockeying for position, and a pitched battle on March 28 took a heavy toll on both sides and left the Rebels under Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley apparently victorious over Gen. John P. Slough s troops. However, the tide turned when Union soldiers under Col. John Chivington located the Confederate supply train and destroyed it. Without supplies, replacement arms, and ammunition, the Rebel troops could not maintain themselves against the still strong Federal forces in the area. After a few additional skirmishes, the dispirited and disorganized Rebels straggled back to Texas. The Confederate quest for expansion into the Southwest was abandoned. The Battle of Glorieta, some twenty miles southeast of Santa Fe, marked the Rebels farthest advance northward in the Far West, just as the encounter at Gettysburg the following year would define their farthest significant northward penetration in the eastern theater. The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West offers the first full, detailed, and accurate history of this blind, groping struggle in the smoke-filled Glorieta valley. The definitive work on the battle, it includes not only the Confederate organization and approach to the key battle, but also that of the Federal military units as they organized within New Mexico and Colorado Territories. It incorporates for the first time under one cover all the known Union participant accounts, including a number never before published. Based on his own research on the battlefield, Don E. Alberts also presents a thorough understanding of the deployment of troops and their actions. Alberts reveals, with rigorous supporting evidence, a whole new site for the Battle of Apache Canyon, miles from that previously described. From his field research and discovery of artifacts, he details the exact complement of both Confederate and Federal artillery. Finally, he marshals evidence to reach the startling, yet now inevitable, conclusion that the Battle of Glorieta was indeed a clear and significant Union victory. Seller Inventory # APC9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Don E. Alberts
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 248 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.On the morning of March 26, 1862, Confederate and Union armies met in Glorieta Pass in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. A series of skirmishes, jockeying for position, and a pitched battle on March 28 took a heavy toll on both sides and left the Rebels under Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley apparently victorious over Gen. John P. Sloughs troops. However, the tide turned when Union soldiers under Col. John Chivington located the Confederate supply train and destroyed it. Without supplies, replacement arms, and ammunition, the Rebel troops could not maintain themselves against the still strong Federal forces in the area. After a few additional skirmishes, the dispirited and disorganized Rebels straggled back to Texas. The Confederate quest for expansion into the Southwest was abandoned. The Battle of Glorieta, some twenty miles southeast of Santa Fe, marked the Rebels farthest advance northward in the Far West, just as the encounter at Gettysburg the following year would define their farthest significant northward penetration in the eastern theater. The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West offers the first full, detailed, and accurate history of this blind, groping struggle in the smoke-filled Glorieta valley. The definitive work on the battle, it includes not only the Confederate organization and approach to the key battle, but also that of the Federal military units as they organized within New Mexico and Colorado Territories. It incorporates for the first time under one cover all the known Union participant accounts, including a number never before published. Based on his own research on the battlefield, Don E. Alberts also presents a thorough understanding of the deployment of troops and their actions. Alberts reveals, with rigorous supporting evidence, a whole new site for the Battle of Apache Canyon, miles from that previously described. From his field research and discovery of artifacts, he details the exact complement of both Confederate and Federal artillery. Finally, he marshals evidence to reach the startling, yet now inevitable, conclusion that the Battle of Glorieta was indeed a clear and significant Union victory. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Alberts, Don E.
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2689500

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Alberts, Don E.; Frazier, Donald S. [Foreword]
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Don E. Alberts
Published by Texas A M University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A M University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.On the morning of March 26, 1862, Confederate and Union armies met in Glorieta Pass in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. A series of skirmishes, jockeying for position, and a pitched battle on March 28 took a heavy toll on both sides and left the Rebels under Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley apparently victorious over Gen. John P. Slough s troops. However, the tide turned when Union soldiers under Col. John Chivington located the Confederate supply train and destroyed it. Without supplies, replacement arms, and ammunition, the Rebel troops could not maintain themselves against the still strong Federal forces in the area. After a few additional skirmishes, the dispirited and disorganized Rebels straggled back to Texas. The Confederate quest for expansion into the Southwest was abandoned. The Battle of Glorieta, some twenty miles southeast of Santa Fe, marked the Rebels farthest advance northward in the Far West, just as the encounter at Gettysburg the following year would define their farthest significant northward penetration in the eastern theater. The Battle of Glorieta: Union Victory in the West offers the first full, detailed, and accurate history of this blind, groping struggle in the smoke-filled Glorieta valley. The definitive work on the battle, it includes not only the Confederate organization and approach to the key battle, but also that of the Federal military units as they organized within New Mexico and Colorado Territories. It incorporates for the first time under one cover all the known Union participant accounts, including a number never before published. Based on his own research on the battlefield, Don E. Alberts also presents a thorough understanding of the deployment of troops and their actions. Alberts reveals, with rigorous supporting evidence, a whole new site for the Battle of Apache Canyon, miles from that previously described. From his field research and discovery of artifacts, he details the exact complement of both Confederate and Federal artillery. Finally, he marshals evidence to reach the startling, yet now inevitable, conclusion that the Battle of Glorieta was indeed a clear and significant Union victory. Seller Inventory # APC9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Alberts, Don E.
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1585441007 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781585441006

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Don E. Alberts
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1585441007 ISBN 13: 9781585441006
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1585441007

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book