Winchester, Virginia. May 25th 1862. Consisting of planters’ sons, gamblers, merchants, mercenaries and not a few criminals, the 1st Special Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, was perhaps the most diverse assemblage of soldiers in the Civil War. Shown here with Captain Alex White of the famed “Tiger Rifles”, on of the companies in the battalion, the Tigers crushed a flank attack by a Federal cavalry squadron on a ridge southwest of the town of Winchester on this date.
By: Bradley Schmehl
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