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Captured Confederates at Gettysburg

Captured Confederates at Gettysburg
Confederates captured at Gettysburg. Some believe that these were three Louisiana "Tigers."

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Battle of St. Charles Court House

Colonel Edwin Waller, Jr.

At Michael J. Martin's blog he put together a nice account of an engagement at St. Charles Court House on September 8, 1862 between Waller's 13th Texas Cavalry Battalion and various regiments of "Beast" Butler's army. It provides a very good account of the engagement with several primary accounts of the action. Also, Martin provides good background information on the formation and condition of Waller's 13th Cavalry.

Waller's Movement to St. Charles C.H., September 1862


  1. Interesting. I didn't know Michael had a blog. Stuart, have you read Spurlin's "West of the Mississippi With Waller’s 13th Texas Cavalry Battalion, CSA,"? Can't say I've come across a copy of that one, given that it seems to go for over $200 these days.

  2. Drew, no I have not. Mr. Martin refers to it several times in his work. I WOULD like to read Spurlin's book though!


Coppens' Zouave Battalion

Coppens' Zouave Battalion
Lt. Colonel George Coppens (seated) and brother, Captain Marie Alfred Coppens.Image sold at auction on Cowan Auctions, for $14,375