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Re: Grant's last line--artillery

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  • William H Keene
    ... However there was a branch of Tilgham Branch that extended east towards Dill Branch. On the topozone map you can see it just north of the road labelled
    Message 1 of 14 , Aug 22, 2005
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...>
      wrote:
      > ...
      > The batteries you named are solidly due north of Dill Branch. The
      > steep sides of Dill branch extend away from the river ~6/10ths of a
      > mile (using Topozone.com).
      >
      > From that point to the steep sides of Tilghman Branch proper is
      > another ~6/10ths of a mile. That is where a Confederate attack would
      > not have run into the teeth of the Federal batteries.

      However there was a branch of Tilgham Branch that extended east towards
      Dill Branch. On the topozone map you can see it just north of the road
      labelled Cavalry Road. The avenue of approach along the road between
      Dill Branch and the branch of Tilghman Branch is only about 1/3 of a
      mile wide.

      Also, the map created after the battle by Colonel Thom, Chief
      Topographical Engineer, shows the artillery placed across the road. In
      addition, batteries were placed toward the right as shown in Daniel's
      map.
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