View single post by Cleburne
 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:02 am
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Joined: Mon Oct 31st, 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho USA
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I was looking at the famous photograph of the confederate dead on the Hagerstown turnpike on the Antietam battlefield, when I noticed the fence was of the post and rail type. It struck me how unfortunate it would be to conduct a charge through one of those fences. It is not easily gotten over or torn down.  Much easier to get through the snake fencing.  So, now I am wondering how many battles hinged on the type of fencing that the different units had to get over.  Were battles lost and won due to fencing?  Any thoughts on this?

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