Museums & Attractions

Civil War Reenactment

When: Sat., July 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2015

On Feb. 20, 1862, a force of some 2,500 Confederates met U.S. Army regulars and Union volunteers in present-day New Mexico in the Battle of Valverde. Included was Captain Theodore H. Dodd's Independent Company, Colorado Volunteers, raised near Cañon City the previous fall. At one point, a group of Texas lancers charged Dodd's Company, now formed into a hollow square. "The Texans were quickly repulsed, many of them being tumbled out of their saddles in a few minutes," William Clarke Whitford wrote in 1906 in Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War. "These Colorado volunteers, under fire for the first time, fought like seasoned veterans." Relive the enlisting of Dodd's Company today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (225 Northgate Blvd., wmmi.org). Admission is $4 to $8. — Bryce Crawford

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