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3635Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Uncapped muskets?

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  • G E Mayers
    Sep 3, 2007
      Dear Stephen,

      IIRC O'Rorke and his men did not have time for much anything
      else... basically switch right from column into battle line and
      charge!

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 5:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Uncapped muskets?


      > The first bayonet charge on Little Round Top was Patrick Henry
      > O'Rourke
      > sending, I believe, the 144th NY over the hill onto a bunch of
      > texans.
      > He did not take the time to load. It was 'fix bayonets'.
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > On Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Scott Hann wrote:
      >
      >> There's a story about a 1st Corps regiment or brigade going
      >> into
      >> action at Gettysburg on the First Day with unloaded weapons.
      >> The
      >> men in the ranks reminded the officers to give the order to
      >> load
      >> their muskets.
      >
      >
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