On the morning of September 17 1862,

to save the collapsing center of the Army of Northern Virginia, General “Stonewall” Jackson ordered his 6th Louisiana “Tigers” to counter-charge into Miller’s Cornfield. The officers and enlisted of the 6th marched in cadenced out of the West Woods behind Dunker Church under a heavy barrage of Federal shot and shell.

With regimental colors and a rebel yell the Tigers made a desperate counter charge trampling through rows of golden stalks and bloodied sheaves. In all it took less than thirty minutes, for Stonewall’s Tigers to devour their enemy, driving the Yanks back into the East Woods.


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