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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