Battle at Picacho

Battle at Picacho (HM1EJ5)

Location: Picacho, AZ 85141 Pinal County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 38.756', W 111° 24.026'

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April 15, 1862

Dedicated to those Confederate frontiersmen who occupied Arizona Territory, C.S.A., created by President Jefferson Davis, February 14, 1862. Just two months later, ten of Capt. Sherod Hunter's Confederate Cavalrymen successfully defended Picacho Pass against thirteen Union soldiers who suffered three killed and three wounded but did manage to capture Confederate Sgt. Henry Holmes and Pvts. William Dwyer and John W. Hill before retreating. This 'westernmost battle of the Civil War' delayed for a month the advance of a 2300-man Union column and hastened establishment of Arizona Territory, U.S.A. on February 24, 1863.
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HM NumberHM1EJ5
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByChildren of the Confederacy United Daughters of the Confederacy and Arizona Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 462444 N 3612106
Decimal Degrees32.64593333, -111.40043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 38.756', W 111° 24.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 38' 45.36" N, 111° 24' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-241 Picacho Peak Rd, Picacho AZ 85141, US
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