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Gettysburg--The Second Day$
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Harry W. Pfanz

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780807817490

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz

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The Opening Attacks in the Wheatfield

The Opening Attacks in the Wheatfield

(p.241) Chapter 11 The Opening Attacks in the Wheatfield
Gettysburg--The Second Day

Harry W. Pfanz

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how Ward's brigade held Devil's Den against the opening assaults of Robertson and Benning. De Trobriand's brigade plus the 115th Pennsylvania and Eighth New Jersey regiments held the wall along the south side of the Wheatfield and the south slope of the stony hill. Anderson's brigade advanced through Rose's Woods to attack Ward's right and de Trobriand, while Benning and Robertson attacked Ward's left.

Keywords:   Gettysburg, Civil War, de Trobriand, Union, Confederates

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