The Battle of Pine Mountain was an engagement fought near Pine Mountain, Georgia in June, 1864, during the American Civil War. This battle was one of numerous engagements that made up Sherman's March to the Sea, specifically the actions around Kenesaw Mountain.
Among the military units involved in the battle, was the 102nd New York Infantry, commanded by Colonel Thaddius "Old Iron Boots" Riker. During the battle, Colonel Riker was injured and carried back from the front line by another soldier who was actually discovered, in 2372, to be a Q.
Over five hundred years later, a descendant of Thaddius Riker, William T. Riker, recalled Sherman's March when describing the history behind the image of Thaddius Riker, and the unknown solider who saved him during the battle. (VOY: "Death Wish")