Re: JULY 3, 1863 PICKET'S CHARGE
it was way more than that , soryy
even picket when later asked stated why they lost " I think the union had something to do with it "
pettygrews account is probably the best
it was a ill fated move that should have been mown down half way to the stone fence , but they broke through 3 lines and then in places the stone fence
the tremble troops had the shortest distance of 3/4 of a mile over open ground under cannon and shot
seen what a 6" fiiring grape shot can do ? at 600 its a elipitical shadow of death where it lands eh ..
they went through open ground upon set positions with no decent prep fire as they where outgunned ..
the men who did it
50% died that day
and still they kept going
it was a desperate move by Lee , one of his worst ... only to be made brilliant by the gallantry and fortitude of the men in his command officers and enlisted both
Last edited by jack404; 08-23-2012 at 01:19 AM..