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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2007 07:46 pm
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The battle of Pechaco Pass was fought between troops from the Drum Barrackshere in Wilmington California  and Confederates out of Tucson Arizona.  They reenact it every year coming up soon I think in February.  The troops were Colonel Carleton nad the California Column.  They went on up to Fort Union where Carleton took command.  Carleton shows up again later in the war , a little inccident called the Long March , dealing with the Navajos and Kit Carson . 

I see Carleton's picture once a week when I give tours at the Drum Barracks.  He was our first commander. 

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