Tag Archives: 13th Mississippi Infantry

The Lauderdale Zouaves

Zouave troops were common on both sides of the Civil War, ordinary Americans who chose to distinguish themselves by unusual and presumably expensive uniforms: baggy red pantaloons, embroidered jackets and fez or low turban hats cocked on the backs of … Continue reading

Posted in Battles: Fort Sanders, The Lauderdale Zouaves | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Journey: The Camp of Instruction

Camp Barksdale, near Union City, TN, June 7, 1861. “Our company rebelled last night and carried our point,” Co.I (D) Pvt. Newton Nash wrote his wife Mollie. “We received some orders that we could not obey because they were given … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. William Barksdale, Jess N. McLean, Nimrod Newton Nash, The Journey, The Minute Men of Attala | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment