| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):||In at the Death|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Military Branch:||United States Army|
Boris Lavochkin was a lieutenant in the United States Army, and Chester Martin's platoon leader during the last year of the Second Great War. A young man, Lavochkin was a brutal and vindictive soldier, frequently ordering his men to shoot Confederate civilians in the various towns his platoon passed through.
Chester Martin grew more and more uneasy with Lavochkin's tactics. The climax came at Hardeeville, South Carolina, where Lavochkin's murder of the town's mayor touched off a massacre of most of the citizenry.
From then on, both Martin and company commander Captain Hubert Rhodes did their best to rein Lavochkin in. When the company was ordered not to enter the Confederate city of Charleston, Lavochkin was adamant that they take it. Martin managed to hold him back. Hours later, while Lavochkin was stewing, the U.S. destroyed Charleston with a superbomb.
At the end of the Second Great War, Lavochkin was stationed in Cheraw, South Carolina. When Martin approached Lavochkin about signing a discharge form, Lavochkin treated Martin with a great deal of contempt. Indeed, Martin wondered if Lavochkin would simply shoot him dead. Instead, Lavochkin signed the form, happy to be rid of Martin.