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" Slowly the great line moved forward until it reached the fence. The men mounted to cross when the word fire ! fire ! ran along the Union line, crack ! crack ! spoke out the musketry, and the men dropped from the fence as if swept by a gigantic sickle... "
History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry - Page 152
by Charles Davis Page - 1906 - 509 pages
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Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Earl J. Hess - History - 2001 - 497 pages
...them! Lay 'em out, boys!" The effect was astonishing and clearly evident to the Yankees. Pettigrew's men "dropped from the fence as if swept by a gigantic sickle swung by some powerful force of nature." Two companies of the 1 4th Connecticut were armed with breechloading Sharps rifles, and the execution...
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Lee's Tar Heels: The Pettigrew-Kirkland-MacRae Brigade

Earl J. Hess - History - 2002 - 437 pages
...endured its second slaughter of the campaign. From the ranks of the t4th Connecticut it looked like "the men dropped from the fence as if swept by a gigantic...and wounded could not be estimated by numbers, but umst be measured by yards.'' Some Federals were armed with breech-loading rifles, and the rest had...
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The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac

Jeffry D. Wert - History - 2005 - 559 pages
...to canister. Waves of bullets and iron balls blew into the Southern lines, leveling the front rank "as if swept by a gigantic sickle swung by some powerful force of nature." Along a section of the road, the Rebels had to scale a sturdy post-and-rail fence, exposing them more...
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The Battle of Gettysburg: 100 Things to Know

Sandy Allison - History - 2007 - 71 pages
...Measured "In Yards" A Union soldier remembered when the advancing Confederates came within rifle range: "Slowly the great line moved forward until it reached...not be estimated by numbers, but must be measured in yards "The men of the regiment still actively continued firing. Several of the men were fortunate...
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