Richard L. Miller, Seattle, WA: John P. Slough, the 1st Colorado, and Glorieta Pass
October 19 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
John Potts Slough, a Cincinnati native, was colonel of the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry. Richard Miller’s talk will focus on Slough’s efforts to organize, train, and lead the hard-drinking and free-spirited Colorado volunteers to their victory at Glorieta Pass in March of 1862. Shortly after the battle, Slough abruptly resigned his command, claiming that he feared for his life from his own men. Dick will discuss Slough’s disastrous relationship with the 1st Colorado, the relationship’s impact on the Colorado Volunteers’ campaign in New Mexico, and whether his concern about being assassinated was his real reason for resigning his commission.
Like John P. Slough, Dick Miller grew up in Cincinnati. Mr. Miller has spent nearly his entire adult life, the past 35 years, living in Seattle, Washington. After a career in health care administration, Miller is now retired and finishing a biography of John P. Slough. He is a past president of and frequent presenter to the Puget Sound Civil War Round Table