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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 02:11 am
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I think Battlefield Detectives did a program on the Emittsburg Road fence and the failure of Pickett's Charge. They argued that the majority of Confederates making it to that point stayed their and didn't take part in the last 200m of the charge. In my opinion they went way overboard in their conclusion. It's pretty easy to get over, under or through a fence when you are being shot at. However, it would most certainly break up the momentum of a charge and I'll bet those fence rails look mighty inviting when you're under heavy fire.

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