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up the long slope, in a charge which still excites the admiration of every visitor to the green hills of Gettysburg, there was a moment when the very fate of the Union was actually at stake. In the very centre of the Union position crowning Cemetery Ridge wave the flags of Virginia and the Confederacy.... For an awful quarter of an hour the two lines stand confronting each other, here two hundred yards apart, there but forty, pouring in upon each other a close and unremitting fire. There wase of the war on the Union side. It was as useless and almost as costly as Lee's attack upon Meade's centre at Gettysburg. But we do not read that any of Grant's lieutenants protested against it, as Longstreet protested against the attack on Cemetery Ridge. Johnson's Short History, p. 396. Other regiments losing valuable lives were the 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22d, 23d, 37th, 40th, 56th and 59th Infantry; the 1st Heavy Artillery, and the 1st, 5th and 10th batteries.