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When the Civil War broke out, John Milton Chivington, a missionary in Kansas, was offered a commission as a chaplain but refused it as he wanted to fight. As a result he was given a commission as a major in the 1st Colorado Volunteers. During the war, Chivington earned the reputation of being an inspirational leader to his men. His most notable accomplishment in the Civil War came during the Battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico. Though the Confederates won this battle, Chivington prevented the Confederates from...