|View single post by PvtClewell|
|Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2008 11:36 pm||
|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.