Cheyenne, Wyo. (PRWEB) February 8, 2008
Confederate Texas troops marching west through parts of what is today's New Mexico and Arizona, a Southern threat to Southern California, and the turning point of fighting between North-South forces at Glorieta Pass are just some of the amazing story of 'The Southwest: Civil War in the Desert' in the February issue of OldWestNewWest.Com (http://www.oldwestnewwest.com).
'The Southwest: Civil War in the Desert' is the latest installment in the eZine's American Civil War in the West series, a continuing look at how the Civil War reached into the states and territories west of the Mississippi River.
"There was an effort early in the war by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to send troops into the New Mexico Territory, drive west and threaten Southern California," said Mike Harris, OldWestNewWest.Com editor. "The threat was real, but poorly prepared and supplied. If Davis had really seen what a strong, well prepared force could have meant for his rebellion, the Civil War might have had a different ending."
The eZine's article also tells readers how they can see and experience Civil War re-enactors as they refight skirmishes at Glorieta Pass in New Mexico and Pacheco Pass in Arizona. Both re-enactments will take place in March.
The February issue of OldWestNewWest.Com also includes features on the upcoming 40th annual C.M. Russell Art Auction in Great Falls, Montana, how federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits are saving threatened Old West buildings, and a look at Northern California's Fort Ross Historic State Park, the remains of Tsarist Russia's 1812 colony north of San Francisco.
OldWestNewWest.Com, the Internet eZine that showcases how the New West celebrates America's Old West, is published by Cheyenne, Wyoming-based La Frontera Publishing, publisher of historic fiction and non-fiction books about the American West. Its Web site can be found at http://www.lafronterapublishing.com and reached at (307) 778-4752. LFP's eZine, OldWestNewWest.Com, can be found at http://www.oldwestnewwest.com