"Old Pigeon Ranch Glorieta Pass On Santa Fe Trial , 20 miles-20 minutes...

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State:
City:
Condition:
VG
Type:
Linen
Stamp:
2c
Postmark/Cancel:
1958
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
18981

Description:

Scene of the last great battle in New Mexico between Union and Confederate Forces during the Civil War. Best explained in words of M. Valle, popularly known as "Pigeon" from his pronunciation. "Government manns vas at my ranch and fill is cahnteen viz my viskey and Goovernment manns nevaire pay me for zat viskey; and Texas manns coom oop and soorprize zem and zey foight six hour by my watch and my vatch vas slow"

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