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 Posted: Sat Dec 31st, 2011 12:14 am
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j harold 587

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Location: Wilmington, Ohio USA
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The fence that bordered the road was post and rail, able to hold livestock that could push over common rail fence just buy scratching their side on it. The CSA was not accustomed to this fencing (or stone either). They were used to pushing over rail fence in line of battle. It would not have been good use of ammunition to try to destroy the fence by artillery. It was too close to Union lines to send a detail out to tear it down. It is recorded that the line bogged down as the fence was crossed and men sought cover in the roadbed, but it was not sunken, as in bloody lane at Antietum.

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