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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2009 01:54 pm
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j harold 587

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I am currently reading Twilight on LRT. It indicates Hazlett did manage to get six guns up there. Four were effectively deployed. I think even if taken by CSA forces four or possibly six guns with what ever ammunition had been dragged up would have been a minor irritation to the line on Cemetery ridge, but not a game ending problem. Also as stated already the guns could not have been depressed to effectively defended their own position. Therefore the sixth core would have regained the platform for use against the Picket, Petigrew, Trimble charge.  But again four or six guns would not have altered that outcome. Col Chaimberlain was a brave leader, and a pretty good self promoter.


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