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|The Battle of LaFayette, GA (Pronounced LAFAYETTE, not like the Marquis) Anyway, the battle was a cav fight between CS forces under Pillow and the US foces under Watkins. All of Watkins force was southern, Kentuckians, Watkins himself was southern. Watkins men were attacked at dawn and took refuge in the buildings in town, mainly the Courthouse and a nearby hotel. Pillows men charged down the streets at them and were repeatedly repulsed. One of Pillow's Regiments, Lewis's Ala Cav Battalion was armed with smoothbore muskets, bayonets, and sabres, and were mostly under 19 years of age. A lot of odd things associated with the battle, Pillow needless to say was defeated.