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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2008 12:36 am
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Pam, Pam, Pam,

Did you forget East Cemetery Hill? Started around 7:30 p.m. and ended in darkness. Rodes, under moonlight, aborted his assault to support Early's right. The 153rd PA was at ECH, you know.:)

Here are some others, depending on what you consider to be night (does darkness qualify?):

• An assault by 400 troops (Marines?) on Ft. Sumter on Sept 8, 1863. It was a night assault that failed miserably, but I can't find an hour for the attack;
(Read the first paragraph under the armament chart)

• The Hunley's attack occurred at night. I know, you were thinking of land assaults...

• South Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862, specifically, Turner's Gap. The battle ended around 10 p.m. and the Confederates withdrew around midnight;

• Stonewall Jackson was shot at 9 p.m. at night;

• Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865. I don't know if this qualifies, but Lee began his assault at 4:30 a.m. in the morning. It might not have been night, but it was dark.

All in all, still not many attacks at night, I reckon.

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