|Union soldiers filled this Federal Encampment near Rappahannock Station during the years 1862 and 1863. Library of Congress photo|
The Louisiana Tigers originally wore
red uniforms, but later dyed them
gray, producing a distinctive
peach tone to their coats.
On both fronts—Kelly’s Ford and Rappahannock Station—Lee’s army suffered over 2,000 casualties. Thus miserably defeated, Lee retreated into Orange County south of the Rapidan River to take up another defensive position at Mine Run.