Ha, I just read this in Timothy Smith's book on Shilo: The 6th Iowa was ordered to retreat, but suddenly the Col. about-faced the regiment and returned it to a fence. The brigade commander came galloping and asked "What does this mean?", at which a Captain shot back: "It means, sir, that the Colonel is drunk!" (p. 159)
The Col. was relieved and later cashiered. He then went to New York and raised a new regiment.
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