The Ruins of Fort Craig and the Forgotten Battle of Valverde Ford

History Documentaries

Overlooking the Rio Grande in central New Mexico is the location that was once Fort Craig, an Army outpost built to help control Indian raids, and ended up being the catalyst for the largest land battle to ever take place in the western United States. Nearly 6,000 soldiers took part in this Civil War battle between a mix of Union soldiers and volunteers and a Confederate force intent on capturing the west. Yet, for most people the battle is all but forgotten.

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