According to Mr. Alberts, the battle of Glorieta Pass, which in 1862 rolled for several days along a cranky, narrow loop of the Santa Fe Trail, was more significant than most historians acknowledge. He makes a convincing, and very well written, argument to support that opinion. It was an intricate battle, excitingly described by Mr. Alberts, who includes lively details, good maps, and much quotation. As usual in Civil War histories, the quotations are vivid, and prove that the people of that time, some of whom never got beyond grade school, had an enviable control of language and true power of expression. -- The Atlantic Monthly, Phoebe-Lou Adams
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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.