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Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

At the time, Alexander held the rank of LCOL.  Lee had a train of artillery waiting at the Potomac but there was no time (several ...   Tue Jul 26th, 2011 06:07 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

Granted, all of that.   But what value, in fact, did Culp's/LRT have as anchors?  Had either been taken, could Lee have mounted a flank attack ...   Mon Jun 27th, 2011 10:55 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

The 1864 Dahlgren Raid and difficulties in maintaining Union lines of communication, plus Gen. Butler's 1864 failures in Bermuda Hundred make it clear that there really was no ...   Sat Jun 25th, 2011 04:02 am

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

All the comments are on point.  LRT would not serve as a gun platform, except for the one section.  Yet it did serve as a promontory with ...   Fri Jun 24th, 2011 05:06 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

Union spotters were on Little Round Top, using signal flags.  Confederate spotters would have used flag relays and mirror signalling.  Even modern gunfire is line of sight without ...   Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 05:14 pm

Battle of Gettysburg > Artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg (20 replies - 14730 views)

Doesn't this also explains the cruciality of the Second Day's battle for Little Round Top and Culp's Hill?  LRT was too peaked to afford artillery ...   Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 04:14 pm


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