3635Re: [TalkAntietam] Re: Uncapped muskets?
- Sep 3, 2007Dear Stephen,
IIRC O'Rorke and his men did not have time for much anything
else... basically switch right from column into battle line and
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
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
> sending, I believe, the 144th NY over the hill onto a bunch of
> He did not take the time to load. It was 'fix bayonets'.
> On Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Scott Hann wrote:
>> There's a story about a 1st Corps regiment or brigade going
>> action at Gettysburg on the First Day with unloaded weapons.
>> men in the ranks reminded the officers to give the order to
>> their muskets.
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