"Recollections of the 4th Missouri Cavalry" William S Burns Page 90, 1st para. at Pleasant Hill LA (Red River Campaign) April 9 1864 while with General Smith's Federal Corps:
"The enemy's cavalry...sweeping across the field in one of the most perfect cavalry charges the late the late war produced...Col. Shaw ordered his men to reserve their fire until the horsemen approached sufficiently near to receive the full benefit of a full and steady volley. Fully one half of the men and horses were disabled at the first fire....Never was there a more complete annihilation of a cavalry regiment."
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
"But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "