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Posted By: on: 10/17/2000 23:06:01 EDT
Subject: RE: Cavalry armament

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Dan,

Well, that's exactly what happened to the Confederate infantry occupying the Slyder Farm lane on July 3, 1863, as Farnsworth's Charge bore down on them. There are many stories of the Rebs swinging clubbed muskets and even accounts of them knocking Vermonters from their horses with rocks. Ugly stuff.

Eric


Imagine your surprise.........you see the cavalry pounding down on your position,and your ram rod is busy shoving powder and ball down the barrel when suddenly the air is filled with hot lead fired at a rate heretofore unknown........the shock of THAT moment may well have made them wish they HAD joined the Navy.-------Dan



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The Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry
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