During the Civil war the territory was annexed by the Confederacy. Once Union troops retook the area for the United States, the territory of Arizona was born. In order to maintain government control and protect white settlers in the area from Apaches and other Indian threats, a series of Forts were established to help protect them. Many battles were fought to put all of the Indians onto resevations. There is also a link for Soldiers of Territorial Arizona. It provides a list of generals and explorers who help settle the West.
Arizona also became useful for the types of soldiers within its borders. Providing troops for the Spanish American War, providing the famous Navajo Code Talkers during World War II (the code they created was never cracked), and Arizona National Guard troops were sent to help quell the violence in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution (known as the Intervention). Altogether, Arizona has its fair share of war stories.
The Arizona Rough Riders and the Spanish American War
Camels in Arizona
Navajo Code Talkers
Soldiers of Territorial Arizona
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