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 Posted: Sun Nov 23rd, 2008 02:39 am
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The Iron Duke

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Harker kept his men concealed on the reverse slope, the side the Confederates couldn't see, until the enemy got close and then sent up one line to the crest of the hill. While that line was firing the second line was loading. Then the two would switch places and so on. Basically, Harker was able to sustain volley firing while using the terrain to protect his men who weren't shooting. It's similar to what Wellington did at Waterloo but there was no bayonet charge.

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