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ill which had been captured by the Confederates were recovered in a gallant manner.
The cannoneers, so summarily ousted, rallied and retook their guns by a vigorous attack with pistols, handspikes, rammers, stones, and even fence rails — the Dutchmen showing that they were in no way inferior to their Yankee comrades, who had been taunting them ever since Chancellorsville.
After an hour's desperate fighting the Confederates were driven out with heavy loss.
The Federal artillery from Little Round Top to Cemetery Hill blazed like a volcano on the third day of the fight.
Two hours after the firing opened, the chief of artillery, with the approval of General Meade, caused his guns to cease firing in order to replenish their ammunition supply.
This deceived the Confederates, and Pickett's famous charge was made.
No sooner was the advance begun than the Federal artillery belched forth all along the line, firing only at the approaching infantry.
The brave assailants advanced even to t