Arizona's Role in the Civil War
Photo by Ken Abbiss (1999)
Civil War in the Southwest: Held Annually in March
at Picacho Peak State Park, in Picacho, Arizona.
When people think of the Civil War, their concept of the area included
stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. That is where
the majority of the fighting took place. However, a complete picture of
the war cannot be grasped without looking at the nation as a whole, including
the territories, and examining the effect that the Civil War had on these
areas. Arizona is one of these areas, largely forgotten when it comes
to the Civil War. This web page will tell the story of Arizona's involvement
in the conflict.