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|I've often wondered why they didn't blow it up during the bombardment before the charge. As for sending a contingent to take it down, I've stood at the stone wall and the fence seems to be so very close as to be suicide for those selected. However, the whole charge seems like suicide to me.
Another take is that the fence may have been a positive force in that it broke up the ranks and made the targets more difficult. BUT, in accordance with the tactics of the day, they formed up again shoulder to shoulder and marched to their deaths.