I like that one too. Line officers new it was important to look like your men. At 2 or 300 yards, you were hard to pick out. Those fellers certainly weren't heading to any big dress up ball were they? LOL.
Originally Posted by Coatsy
"Grumpy" Dave T.
"Yet, despite these small numbers, Kernstown was one of the most decisive engagements of the war. The Confederates, Under Jackson, though soundly defeated, ultimately lost the most. As historian Bruce Catton observed: ‘The victory meant nothing at all, whereas the mere fact that the battle had been fought meant a great deal.’ Indeed, the ramifications of this odd little affair reached all the way to President Lincoln."