The Battle of Picacho Peak – 1862. Then A Picnic Among The Wildflowers!by Jim Gressinger on Mar. 13, 2012, under American Civil War, Best Southern Arizona Picnic Areas, Hiking, Local History, Old West, Sonoran Desert Beauty, Southern Arizona Attractions, Things To Do With The Kidz, Wildflowers
Four of us trekked all the way from Tucson to Picacho Peak State Park last Sunday to watch the re-enactment of the 1862 battle that took place there.
The Battle of Picacho Peak was fought between a Union cavalry patrol from California and a party of Confederate pickets from Tucson. It was the westernmost battle of the American Civil War.
Once the battle was decided, we adjourned to enjoy our picnic among the wildflowers. Life is good.