I didn't want to tip you off about the trip from New Orleans to Richmond by the Zoaves Price. That was a story in itself, and one of the reasons I felt that the book would make a great mini-series. Just wait until you get into the campaigns of 1862-3 in Virginia. During Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, Lee sent one of the Louisiana Brigades to reinforce his army. Upon arrival with Jackson's forces, Jackson remarked on the ability of the Louisiana Brigade to maintain cohesiveness during the long march. "You seem to have no stragglers" Jackson said to BG Richard Taylor. Taylor replied "never allow straggling". Jackson responded with "you must teach my people, they straggle badly". The Great Stonewall's unit was known as "Jackson's Foot Cavalry". They were a very colorful and unique outfit to say the least. Nobody wanted them in their AO during the lulls in the fighting, but everyone wanted them on their flanks when things got hot and heavy.