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 Posted: Thu Sep 18th, 2008 03:00 pm
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j harold

I believe your initial impression is correct.

This summer our little group had an LBG tour of the 11th Corps, and our guide suggested that Barlow would have been better served maintaining a line closer to town, and specifically, nearer the Almshouse complex.

I also found out, Pam and Joe, that the 153rd PA actually had skirmishers on the west bank of Rock Creek when Early's Division came thundering upon Blocher's Knoll. Gordon's brigade hammered the 11th Corps' unanchored and unprotected right flank. If you look at the map on page 233 of Pfanz' book, you can see that Hays and Avery brigades had an unopposed wide open lane toward Gettysburg. Little wonder the 11th Corps crumpled.

They did OK on East Cemetery Hill the next day, though.

At least, that's how I see it.

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