Arizona Civil War Battles

THE CIVIL WAR IN THE AMERICAN WEST by Alvin M. Josephy Jr; see pages 89-90 for The Battle at Stanwix Station; one wounded, a California volunteer. The Confederates withdrew back towards Phoenix. As part of that movement the commander of the Union detachment sent out from Fort Yuma. Captain McCleave, was captured in the Pima villages near present day Phoenix at about the same time. Stanwix Station is west of Phoenix. This was on/after 15 March 1862.

Next another detachment was sent out to try to recover McCleave. On April 15 at Picacho Peak another engagement resoved into a mutual withdrawal from the encounter. This time one man was killed the officer in charge of the SUB-detachment, a Lt. Barrett.

The Confederates in these efforts were The Arizona Volunteers, an independent company, Captain Sherod Hunter commanding .

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