or the same reason that Pettigrew's failed—because the men making it were flesh and blood.
Had they been disembodied spirits, they could possibly have survived the artillery and musketry fire from those heights.
In the memorable charge of the last day at Gettysburg there were forty-seven Confederate regiments engaged.
Nineteen of these were from Virginia, fifteen being in Pickett's division and four in Heth's; fifteen regiments were from North Carolina, three from Tennessee, seven from Alabama, and three from Mississippi.
The North Carolina regiments were distributed as follows: Five in General Scales' brigade, commanded by Colonel Lowrance; five in General Lane's brigade, four in General Pettigrew's brigade, and one in General Davis' brigade.
To prepare the way for the assaulting column, 115 Confederate guns had been massed in front of the left center of the Federal position.
These were replied to by 80 Federal guns massed in front of the point of attack.
The roar of these