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Saget goes to Gettysburg (IV): The Devil’s Den, and Pickett’s Charge

May 13, 2017

Devils Den-scene of intense fighting

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More after the page-break…

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“Not Far from Devils Den…General Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of Honor for preventing the Confederates from outflanking the Union (which would have possibly lead to a Confederate Victory in the battle and possibly the war)…in short they surprised the Confederates by charging them with bayonets after they had run out of bullets….Jeff Daniels portrayal in Gettysburg 1993” [I’m still hoping Daniels will do a ‘Man of La Mancha’ revival when he’s a little older; he seemede perfect for it in ‘Newsroom’–Ed.]

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[Did they have Koreans at Gettysburg? –Ed.]

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“Lee initiated an ill-conceived assault by trying to march troops about a mile in the open in a direct daylight assault….The Confederates making this charge were virtually wiped out”

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“The distant tree line is where the Confederates started…where I am standing taking the picture is where the Union was lined up with rifles and cannons waiting for them….dumb move by Lee…..the picture with the stone bible monument is near the crop of trees the confederates wre trying to get to”

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“half way between confederates and Union….still a hell of a long way to go if you’re a confederate marching to your doom:”

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“This is where the Confederates started…the Lee Memorial is behind me….in the distant middle, you see the obelisk and how small it is….the crop of trees the Confederates were targeting is to the right of the obelisk monument”

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