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 Posted: Tue Dec 12th, 2006 02:33 pm
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Calling Pickett's charge an attack 'en echelon' is inaccurate.

En echelon attacks are wave-like. Each succeeding unit waits for the unit on theiir flank (echelon) to engage.

All 3 divisions in Pickett's charge stepped off simultaneously. Neither Johnson nor Stuart were ordered to engage at the 'sound of the guns' or any other synchronization. In fact, Johnson's attack on Culp's Hill had begun at 5 am and ended by noon...

 

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