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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Virtual Scholar Series
Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for their digital scholar series being presented by Megan Kate Nelson on “When Civil War Came West.”
In the summer of 1861, Confederate troops invaded New Mexico Territory, hoping to launch a campaign to win the entire West. They wanted access to the region’s gold mines and to California’s Pacific ports, to fund their rebellion.
What ensued was a “three-cornered war”: a fight between the Union, the Confederacy, and Native peoples for control of the Southwest in the 1860s. In this lecture, author Megan Kate Nelson tells the story of these momentous events through the lives of several ofView more
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