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 Posted: Fri Nov 4th, 2011 03:53 pm
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Old North State

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Colonel Timothy O'Meara of the 90th Illinois was mortally wounded at a corral fence that Loomis' Brigade had to cross when charging toward the tunnel and under fire from Cleburne's and Hardee's troops at the north end of Missionary Ridge.  The rail fence was staked and ridered on top and a history of the regiment said it was too strong to knock down, thus they had to climb over it.  This fence, built to hold in livestock, slowed the charge and several of the troops were wounded and or killed while trying to get over it.  Canon fire hitting the fence splintered some of the wood, giving a painful hernia to at least one member of Colonel O'Meara's regiment.

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