Longstreet's flank attack rolled them up in Hancock's words...like a wet blanket. Regiment after regiment folded up and retreated to the rear. The attack was rolling along pretty nicely.
Yes, Longstreet's attack was successful at breaking Hancock's assault on Hill. It doesn't matter what might or might not have happened had Longstreet not been shot. He was shot, and the attack ended with the Federals behind their breastworks where they had been the day before. Far from "devastating".
Last edited on Sun Nov 11th, 2012 05:42 am by JG6789