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|I'm sure this subject has been touched on several times but i havent found it. The rail fence lining the Emmittsburg road played a substantial part during the 3rd day at Gettysburg, breaking up the confederate formations during pickett's charge and offering the best cover on the field other then the stonewall. But why did the confederates not push it down... maybe send a contigent force to do it prior to the attack? Also do you think that had the fence been taken down prior to the attack, would it have made a difference in the outcome of the assault or do you think the fence was unimportant all together? I'd really like everyones input since this particular question has baffled me for awhile.