GDG- Skirmish line
Charles T. Joyce
CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com
Wed Jan 11 11:23:20 CST 2012
Part 2 of the Jerry Coates version is on Gettysburg Daily today. Again, I want to walk the ground myself, but from this perspective the view looking "southeast" doesn't seem to match the photo.
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On Jan 11, 2012, at 12:06 PM, "Batrinque at aol.com" <Batrinque at aol.com> wrote:
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> In a message dated 1/11/2012 11:40:37 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> CWMHTours at aol.com writes:
> As for a skirmish line a concentration of bodies in one spot could mean
> anything. For example, a skirmish line could move slowly forward,
> occasionally stopping to file a volley or shoot individually. They could
> at a
> certain spot receive a volley of enemy fire and take casualties.
> The standard tactics of the day had skirmishes operating in groups of 4.
> As circumstances warranted I suppose these 4 men might spread out more or
> group together somewhat.
> Bruce Trinque
> Amston, CT
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