Founded in 1775 by the Spanish, Tucson had 8,000 residents in 1862
Today there are over half a million...
After defeating the Union at the Battle of Valverde in today’s New Mexico,
Confederate General Henry Sibley sent Captain Sherod Hunter and 200 mountain riflemen west
and on February 28, 1862 occupied Tucson without firing a shot.
(Photo taken from Sentinel Hill)
May 31, 2009