Battle of Glorieta-Wayne Justus

Battle of Glorieta – Charge on Pigeon’s Ranch

This painting depicts Col. William Scurry making one of five charges on Pigeon’s Ranch. He was beaten back each time, but after Major Pyron drove the Union soldiers off of nearby Sharp Shooters Ridge (upper left of the painting), the Union retreated to one last position when nightfall came. During the battle, Union Col. Chivington captured and destroyed the Confederates supply train, thus forcing the Confederates to try and return home to Texas.

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