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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?