The Gray Comanches, by Don Troiani
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The "Gray Comanches" painting depicts Confederate Colonel Elijah White leading the 35th Battalion 
Virginia Cavalry into the center of the battle.

Credit: Paintings by Don Troiani,

On June 27, 1863, Jubal Early ordered Lieutenant Colonel Elijah White and his famed "Comanches" to cut loose from the main column and burn the railroad bridges and cut telegraph lines at the strategic railroad crossroads of Hanover Junction. Both the Union and Confederate armies had raiders who virtually lived in the saddle and operated behind enemy lines.

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