April 15, 1862Dedicated 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series|
|Placed By||Children of the Confederacy United Daughters of the Confederacy and Arizona Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 462444 N 3612106|
|Decimal Degrees||32.64593333, -111.40043333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 38.756', W 111° 24.026'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 38' 45.36" N, 111° 24' 1.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-241 Picacho Peak Rd, Picacho AZ 85141, US|
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