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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day Two - Hood's Attack (1) | July 2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]MAPS[/b][/u] [b]Hood's First Wave - July 2, 1863[/b] [img]https://i.imgur.com/SdCP8b4.png[/img] [b]Little Round Top (Initial Assault) July 2, 1863[/b] [img]https://i.imgur.com/5v5OFT9.png[/img] [b]Little Round Top (Final Assault) July 2, 1863[/b] [img]https://i.imgur.com/P8sZHYG.pn...
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The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day Two - Hood's Attack (1) | July 2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]THE FIRST HERO OF JULY 2[/b][/u] Brigadier General Gouverneur K. Warren was the chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac. On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, Warren accompanied his commanding officer to the Trostle Farm where Meade would dress down Sickles for disobeying orders. However, bef...
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The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day Two - Prologue #3 | July 2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]MARCHING AND COUNTERMARCHING[/b][/u] To say James Longstreet’s heart was not in the attack Lee had ordered him to undertake would be something of an understatement. After the Battle of Fredericksburg back in December, Longstreet had become a big believer in the art of defensive warfare in t...
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re: The Darwin Award winners: The University of Alabama - RollTide1987
[quote]Great, so they don't ever go home to see parents or grandparents?[/quote] It's not like they will remain contagious forever. ...
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The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day Two - Prologue #2 | July 2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]THE UNION “FISH HOOK”[/b][/u] On the morning of July 2, 1863, Major General George G. Meade hopped on his horse and inspected his army’s positions. For many of the men this was the first time they had ever laid eyes on their new commanding general as Meade had been in command for less than ...
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The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day Two - Prologue #1 | July 2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]THE SITUATION ON JULY 2[/b][/u] General Robert E. Lee was presented with quite the puzzle in the early morning hours of July 2, 1863. Ewell had failed to seize Cemetery Hill or Culp’s Hill, the Union forces on those two hills were now consolidating and fortifying their positions, and yet Le...
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re: Twitter removes Trump meme over copyright complaint from New York Times - RollTide1987
If Trump wins a second term, one of his first acts should be to announce on Twitter that he's moving to Parler. ...
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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Noctem | July 1-2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[quote]Not meaning any harm or derision but where do you come up with your posts on battles? They are incredibly accurate and well thought out.[/quote] It's no problem. I do come up with my own posts but occasionally have to consult Sears, Pfanz, or Wikipedia when I'm in search of a fact I have m...
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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Noctem | July 1-2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[quote]What’s your take on the tearing down of Grant’s statue?[/quote] I don't quite understand it to be perfectly honest. But then again...I'm not really in favor of any statue coming down - that includes the Confederate ones that have stood for well over 100 years. ...
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The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Noctem | July 1-2, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]“I SELECT THIS AS THE BATTLEFIELD”[/b][/u] When Major General Winfield S. Hancock left Union army headquarters in the early afternoon of July 1, 1863, he had been given written orders from the general commanding, George Meade, to take command of the field upon arriving at Gettysburg. When h...
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re: Crash (2005) - RollTide1987
[quote]Anybody claiming Shakespeare in love is the worst best picture winner probably needs to see a lot more best picture winners. [/quote] This. There have been some shitty Best Picture winners in the past (Tom Jones, Oliver!, and Crash are the first to come to mind) but Shakespeare in Love mos...
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re: LSU Is Also WRU! - RollTide1987
Meh. Other than Amari Cooper and Julio Jones, Alabama really has never put a receiver in the league who amounted to anything short of Don Hutson. ...
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re: Coronavirus is about 0.12 microns, Broom said to just cover your face with anything. - RollTide1987
[quote]These are expensive and hard to find. [/quote] The gas station across the street from me sells them en masse. ...
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re: Hope you guys enjoy your “what’s the big deal” masks - RollTide1987
[quote]Jester[/quote] Fitting name. You should probably change it to "Drone" though. More fitting....
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re: Coronavirus is about 0.12 microns, Broom said to just cover your face with anything. - RollTide1987
[quote]It's a mandate based on sound science and evidence. [/quote] You keep believing that. I only wear the mask for appearances sake and usually leave it sitting out for hours until I need it again. ...
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re: Alleged protest shooter caught - RollTide1987
Hang him and put his body on display for urination purposes. ...
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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Afternoon Phase | July 1, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]THE UNION RETREAT[/b] [/u] To their dying breaths, the men of the First and Eleventh Corps would argue about who retreated first. No one really knows who collapsed first though it’s generally agreed today by historians that it doesn’t really matter as both units probably broke at about the ...
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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Afternoon Phase | July 1, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]HETH RENEWS HIS ASSAULT[/b][/u] At about 2:30 PM, with Rodes’s division in mid-attack, Lee finally gave way to Heth’s wish to attack the Union lines on McPherson’s Ridge one more time. This time Heth attacked with the Virginians of Colonel John Brockenbrough and the North Carolinians of Bri...
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re: The Battle of Gettysburg - 157th Anniversary | Day One - Afternoon Phase | July 1, 1863 - RollTide1987
[u][b]EWELL GETS THE BALL ROLLING[/b][/u] Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell was in his first campaign as a corps commander. And heading into July 1, 1863, he was having a brilliant rookie outing. He had fought and won a battle at Middleburg (June 17-19), managed to capture wagonloads of supplie...
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