Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day
Lee decides to attack.
the attack to be on our right.
Longstreet's flank march.
Meade foresees Sickles's defeat.
progressive type of battle.
Hood proposes flank movement.
formation and opening.
Hood's front line.
fight on little Round Top.
Hood's second line.
McLaws badly needed.
Kershaw and Semmes.
Barksdale and Wofford.
Wilcox asks help. ts of the 13 brigades which had been driven back.
About 75 guns were in action supporting this huge force.
To this day there survive stories showing how the Confederates were impressed by this tremendous display.
One, still told by guides at Gettysburg, is that a cry was heard in the Confederate ranks, Have we got all creation to whip?
And another of the time was that the Federal commander was heard to give his orders: Attention, Universe!
Nations into line!
By Kingdom! —Right wheel.