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Old August 7, 2010, 03:44 PM   #31
Gaucho Gringo
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I have read that one of the reasons Lee lost the Battle of Gettysburg because of faulty fuses and detonators for the artillery ordnance. When he began the big artillery shelling on I believe the second day they didn't explode over the Union lines but flew over them and exploded where very few Union troops were. When the smoke cleared he was surprised to see the Union line intact, not cut to pieces like he expected.
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