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 Posted: Sat Jan 30th, 2010 04:10 am
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2 points to add to the above - 1) Confederate batteries had 4 cannon in difference to their union counterparts 2) yes the overwelhming majority of cannon were muzzle loaded, however 2 breech loading, whitworths, were at Gettysburg with the CSA Hurts Alabama battery. If I'm not mistaken these were in the Oak Hill region and one was disabled during the battle. The confederates lack of good artillery positions in the East Cemetery Hill, Culps Hill regions certainly played a crucial role during the 2nd and 3rd days.

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