I recall reading about this. According to the version I read, the "script" called for these particular CS troops to make it over the wall, and it was a few of the boys in blue who objected to it and broke the script, refusing to let them over, causing some justifiable outrage among the Rebs.At Gettsyburg 145 some CS yahoos decided to rewrite history at the
high tide of the Confederacy with a little unscripted hand to hand combat.
I recall reading about this. According to the version I read, the "script" called for these particular CS troops to make it over the wall, and it was a few of the boys in blue who objected to it and broke the script, refusing to let them over, causing some justifiable outrage among the Rebs.
I think this was the same one where an ice angel got too close to the action and was hit in the face with a rifle butt.
Nice story, something like that I was looking for, anybody doesn´t get hurt.Wow.
The only thing I witnessed personally wasn't wild or dangerous but it did cause confusion and pandemonium. At a Cedar Creek re-enactment in the 90s someone thought it would be a good idea to actually reenact the surprise 5 am attack of the Confederates on the sleeping Union troops. I assume the people who lived in the locale community were forewarned...but apparently the Boy and Girl Scouts who were were camping close by enjoying their fall Camporee were not. I'm sure it must have been on schedule somewhere but I don't remember seeing it. Five a.m. comes, the guns go off waking us rudely from sleep which was bad enough but then it somehow set off all the car alarms of every car within the vicinity. Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk multiplied hundreds of times over.. all the while there are the sounds of battle in the background. I'm sure there was a lot swearing and I remember people spilling from their tents not knowing which way to turn... and then the realization of 'that's how it really started'...without all the car alarms of course.
I have no idea if they still do that or not.
The little scenario they kicked up only borrowed on the female militia thing.. the rest of it, went very badly. My bad on the misspelling.. oopsDuring the American Civil War, LaGrange was defended by a volunteer women's auxiliary group known as the Nancy Harts. After the Confederate defeat in nearby West Point, Georgia, the Federal troops, led by Colonel Oscar LaGrange, marched north to LaGrange, with Confederate prisoners near the front of the column. The Nancy Harts formed and negotiated a surrender. Although local assets were burned and looted by Union troops, Colonel LaGrange spared the homes of LaGrange, including Bellevue, the home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. This may have been a returned favor. Colonel LaGrange had previously been under Confederate medical care for wounds received and had been cared for by the niece of Senator Hill. After his care, LaGrange was later exchanged for a Union prisoner and returned to duty. This became an opportunity to return the kindness he had been shown.
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