Updated: Sunday, 14 Jun 2009, 5:57 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 14 Jun 2009, 5:57 PM MDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Glorietta Battlefield Trail was dedicated Sunday in northern New Mexico.
The Battlefield is the site of the westernmost major battle of the Civil War. It's located on the Santa Fe Trail, east of the capital city.
The Battle of Glorietta Pass actually covered three significant phases of the war in March 1862.
It was at Glorietta that federal forces stonewalled confederate dreams of territorial expansion.
Some historians call it the Gettysburg of the West.
The trail provides a path for visitors to explore the area, which has multiple national and state designations as an historical landmark.