I'm looking for documented antecedents that describe the use or abuse of alcohol in the historical context of battles. Not necessarily well known battles.
I remember watching (many years ago) a Discovery Channel special on pirates where someone took on some battles there where fought under the influence of alcohol... for some reason.
Also I've read some very interesting questions about the use and abuse of rum and other beverages by navies in the past:
But they focus mainly on the generalized drinking but not on a particular incident that might have taken place while or because people was under the influence of alcohol.
Just read about Dutch Courage which I suppose is very relevant to the subject... =)