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" It is a rule that when the Rebels halt, the first day gives them a good rifle-pit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet with an abattis in front and entrenched batteries behind. Sometimes they put... "
Staff Ride Handbook for the Overland Campaign, Virginia, 4 May to 15 June ... - Page 204
by Curtis S Robertson William G Clay Steven E King
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Meade's headquarters, 1863-1865: letters of Colonel Theodore Lyman from the ...

Theodore Lyman - Biography & Autobiography - 1922 - 371 pages
...top of the work. It is a rule that, when the Rebels halt, the first day gives them a good riflepit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet with an abattis in front and entrenched batteries behind. Sometimes they put this three days' work into the...
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How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

Herman Hattaway - History - 1991 - 762 pages
...of the enemy, nothing showing but the bayonets, and the battle-flags stuck on the top of the work. It is a rule that, when the rebels halt, the first day gives them ag(x>d rifle-pit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third...
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Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage

Grady McWhiney, Perry D. Jamieson - History - 1984 - 232 pages
...staff of George G. Meade during the Virginia campaign, wrote to his wife from Spotsylvania Court House: "It is a rule that, when the Rebels halt, the first day gives them a good rifle-pit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet...
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Of Arms and Men : A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression: A History of ...

Robert L. O'Connell Senior Intelligence Analyst U.S. Army Foreign Science & Technology Center - History - 1989 - 384 pages
...from Spotsylvania Court House, Colonel Theodore Lyman made much the same point about the Confederates: "It is a rule that when the Rebels halt, the first...regular infantry parapet with artillery in position. . . . You would be amazed to see how this country is intersected with field works."24 As far as they...
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The Confederates and Federals at War

H. C. B. Rogers - History - 2000 - 184 pages
...of the enemy, nothing showing but the bayonets, and the battle-flags stuck on the top of the work. It is a rule that when the Rebels halt, the first day gives them a good rifle-pit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet...
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Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3 1864

Gordon C. Rhea - History - 2007 - 532 pages
... had enjoyed more than twelve hours to entrench, as had the northern end, held by Early and Hem. "It is a rule that, when the rebels halt, the first...artillery in position; and the third a parapet with abattis in front and entrenched batteries behind," Lyman noted. Sometimes, the aide thought, rebels...
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Soul of the Sword: An Illustrated History of Weaponry and Warfare from ...

Robert L. O'Connell - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 390 pages
...might be handy for emergencies. Colonel Theodore Lyman made much the same point about Confederates: "It is a rule that when the Rebels halt, the first...rifle pit; the second a regular infantry parapet. . . . You would be amazed how this country is intersected with field works."8 Within limits, field...
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And Keep Moving on: The Virginia Campaign, May-June 1864

Mark Grimsley - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 282 pages
...line of the enemy, nothing showing but the bayonets, and the battle-flags stuck on top of the work. It is a rule that when the Rebels halt, the first day gives them a good rifle-pit; the second, an infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet in front...
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A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius

Edward H. Bonekemper, III - History - 2004 - 480 pages
...officer's letter from Spotsylvania described the Confederate defenses that the Union forces faced: " It is a rule that, when the rebels halt, the first day gives them a good rifle-pit; the second, a regular infantry parapet with artillery in position; and the third a parapet...
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Carrying the Flag: The Story of Private Charles Whilden, the Confederacy's ...

Gordon C. Rhea - History - 2009 - 288 pages
For forty years, Charles Whilden lived a life most noteworthy for a series of near misses. Repeatedly turned down for service in the Confederate Army, he did not enlist until ...
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