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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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Devil's Den

Devil's Den

(p.177) Chapter 9 Devil's Den
Gettysburg--The Second Day

Harry W. Pfanz

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the successful Confederate assault at Devil's Den, “one of the wildest, fiercest struggles of the war.” Hood's division outflanked and outgunned Sickles' advanced line at Devil's Den before it could be reinforced enough to make its position tenable. The hard fighting in Devil's Den, together with the sinister character of the spot, gave it a hallowed place in America's history that might even exceed its actual significance.

Keywords:   Gettysburg, Civil War, Confederates, Union, Hood, Sickles

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