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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 05:24 pm
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Just for some added clarity, anyone of the regiments of Lane's brigade could have fired the fatal shot the one in the left arm.  The only reason the 18th NC gets singled out is due to the fact the wound to his right hand still contained a smoothbore round.  The 18th was the only brigade regiment still carrying smoothbores.  If I'm not mistaken the fatal wound was probably a rifled round because it passed through his arm shattering the bone.  That evidence would seem to exonerate the 18th to a degree but I also think they had some rifles too.  The Krick book is probably the best to read and the closest we'll ever come to identifying the shooter in this world. 

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