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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2010 12:17 am
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I find it hard to blame Ewell for not taking "that hill." It was getting dark; he could hear the digging; there was no way to know what was up there.

As Pam mentioned, the slope was considerably greater than the west side of Cemetery Ridge. Uphill, against who knows what, without much chance of securing the position before full dark.

I'll agree that Jackson would have tried it, but taking it was a big if with great cost.

Just a thought.

Ole

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