Battle at Picacho
April 15, 1862
Dedicated to those Confederate frontiersmen who occupied Arizona Territory, CSA., created by President Jefferson Davis, February 14, 1862. Just two months later ten of Capt. Sherod Hunters 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 “Western most battle of the Civil War” delayed for a month the advance of a 2300-man Union column and hastened the establishment of Arizona Territory, USA, on February 24, 1863.