Portraits of Privates

John Pelham – The “Infernal Gallant Fool”

There are some soldiers and officers in the war that deserve a high-five. Whether for witty comebacks, for outstanding victories, or totally outlandish acts of bravery that somehow turn out all right in the end. John Pelham’s single-gun face-off with the Union army at Fredericksburg is one of those times. Dude had balls. Born on… Continue reading John Pelham – The “Infernal Gallant Fool”