GDG- skirmish line vs line of battle
amills at jplcreative.com
Wed Jan 11 09:20:36 CST 2012
Are there any known photographs of Iverson's Advance / Pits?
I have heard it described as "500 men fell in perfect lines as on a march parade ground" and that a Confederate officer was in the process of disciplining these "cowards" for lying down during the battle, only to discover they were killed.
Is there any truth to this?
From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] On Behalf Of Tom Barrett
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: GDG- skirmish line vs line of battle
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Likely the only chance you would see of a line of KIA's like that is if a line of battle received a "well delivered volley" (or maybe a canister round, but more likely the former...). Otherwise, it could be the result of ground fought over a number of times. As you know, most casualties were wounded, not killed outright. That many killed outright, in a line, would not be a common occurrence.
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