Crocheron Light Dragoons

Formerly in the "Herb Peck Collection". Wonderful 6th-plate tintype image chosen by Larry Wilson for page 34 of his book, "Colt, An American Legend." It is a classic image of a Confederate Soldier displaying a huge Colt Third Model Dragoon with 8" barrel. Possibly a member of the "Crocheron Light Dragoons", the unit that became escorts for Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnson and John Bell Hood in the "Army of Tennessee." That very well known unit is documented, as having been issued many late Dragoons with 8" barrels, marked C.L. DragoonsIt was known as Company I, 2nd Alabama Cavalry or Holloway's Company of Independent Alabama Cavalry. Most often referred as the CLD's, it served from then, until the end of the war, as the personal escort company and couriers for the commanding general of the "Confederate Army of Tennessee." They were exemplary soldiers, heroic and brave!                           CS Acquisitions Museum

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