Tag Archives: 4th Virginia

Captain Hugh A. White: “To Draw Back Is Impossible”

“…his presence was soon missed, and a member of his company, fearing he had been injured, proceeded to look for him, and soon found his body. He was lying on his face, resting it in his hands, and his pistol … Continue reading

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Every Free, Able-bodied White Male Citizen: Two Examples of Militia readiness in Antebellum America Part II

Volunteer militias became popular in all areas of the country, but only two will be considered here: the Black Horse Cavalry from Fauquier County, Virginia, and the U. S. Zouave Cadets, from Chicago, Illinois. These militia companies each had a … Continue reading

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