Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day March 28th

Today in Texas history, on March 28th, several significant events took place. In 1862, Texas Confederates led by General Henry Hopkins Sibley suffered a defeat at the Battle of Glorietta Pass. Despite having captured Albuquerque and Santa Fe in the preceding weeks, Sibley’s forces were ultimately overpowered.

In 1864, in Bonham, Texas, renowned civil war guerrilla leader William Quantrill was arrested by Confederate forces, only to escape on the same day.

Moving to a more recent event, in 1958, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, arrived at Fort Hood for basic training. The legendary musician was stationed there for a period of six months.