Archaeologists to survey Little Round Top, Geo. Spangler farm


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According to this article... "Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, who fell while leading troops during Pickett’s Charge, died of his wounds on July 5, 1863, in the farm’s summer kitchen." I always thought General Armistead died where he fell at the high tide of Pickett's charge. Hollywood, huh?
 

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You need to keep watching immediately after the end of the movie, where they describe what happened to the main characters.
Or- better yet- skip the movie and read some of the many great books on the Battle of Getysburg.
"'Tis strange- but true; for truth is always strange; stranger than fiction." --- George Gordon Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), English poet.
 

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According to this article... "Confederate Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, who fell while leading troops during Pickett’s Charge, died of his wounds on July 5, 1863, in the farm’s summer kitchen." I always thought General Armistead died where he fell at the high tide of Pickett's charge. Hollywood, huh?
Nope, he lived a couple of more days. General Armistead was mistaken as being General Longstreet. On July 4th under a flag of truce a Union officer rode into Confederate lines and informed (unbeknownst to him) General Longstreet that General Longstreet was a Union POW and would be well taken care of. Old Pete told him who he was and was "perfectly capable of taking care of himself, thank you". :laugh::laugh:
 



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