Sat, Dec 12 | Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series presents: Jack Lasseter- “The Civil War in the Southwest”

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Shaw D. Kinsley Lecture Series presents: Jack Lasseter- “The Civil War in the Southwest”

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646, USA

About the Event

When we think of the Civil War we think of the Eastern United States, not Arizona and New Mexico. However, there was plenty of action here in the Southwest as the South tried to deprive the North of the California gold and get it for themselves. This story includes the battles at Valverde, Glorietta Pass, Picacho Peak and Apache Pass. It also includes the famous figures involved, such as: Col. Canby, Kit Carson's New Mexico Volunteers, Col. Carleton and his "California Column", Ammi White, Manuel Chavez and the Confederates L/C Baylor, Gen. Sibley and Capt. Hunter. 

Come and hear this little known fascinating story, as only Jack can tell it, along with how the event was affected by the Apache, Navajo and Hispanic Americans, making it not just a two-sided conflict. Snacks will be served. $15 per lecture. A portion of the proceeds supports our education and preservation programs. B.Y.O.C. (bring your own chair) this lecture will take place outdoors in our large picnic area. Please email, or call, for reservations <> 520-398-2252.

Image:  Fighting Retreat: Colonel Christopher “Kit” Carson (on horse, his right arm raised) saved his command from annihilation at the 1864 Battle of Adobe Walls with the judicious use of a mountain howitzer battery. The ploy allowed for a fighting retreat in the face of repeated charges from mounted Comanche and Kiowa warriors.  Courtesy of Fort Union National Park in New Mexico. 

  • The Civil War & the Southwest