Old Town Albuquerque resident Sofre Alexander was angry. Who was trying to dig up his chile patch, and why? Deb Slaney details the fascinating story of two Civil War veterans who searched for eight cannons buried in Old Town, how they came to be rediscovered, and where they can be found today.

Deborah Slaney is an independent curator and curator of history emerita from the Albuquerque Museum. She holds a BA in Southwestern anthropology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Liberal Studies/Museum emphasis from the University of Oklahoma. She curated exhibitions on Trevanion T. Teel and the Civil War in Albuquerque.