Charles Garrison Harker
born on December 2, 1835, in Swedesboro New
Jersey. He worked fo Congressman Nathan T. Stratton. Stratton nomiated him for West Point, class of 1858. After
graduation he served in New York and the Oregon and Washington Territories.
Early in 1861, he began training Ohio volunteers for service in a civil war.
Becoming a colonel of the 6th Ohio Volunteers, attached toBrig. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's command.
The Battle of Glorieta Pass, Santa Fe County and San Miguel County, NM., Mar 26 -28, 1862.
Glorieta Pass is commonly referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West." It was here that Federal forces were finally able to turn back the Confederate invasion of the New Mexico Territory.
September 20 Richard Sautter on Mr. Murdoch and how theater actors supported the war effort
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