The Battle of Picacho Pass was the westernmost engagement of the American Civil War, and occurred on April 15, 1862 at Picacho Peak, 50 miles northwest of Tucson, Arizona. While the engagement was inconclusive, with casualties on both sides, it was part of a successful larger effort to deny the Confederates the ability to spread its influence further west.
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- What if the Union hadn't been able to stop the Confederacy's spread to the West with these engagements? Probably not much… unless the Civil War had dragged on for many more years, in which case the abundant resources of the West might have helped the war effort.