Chapter

Attempting to Beat the Odds

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0010
Attempting to Beat the Odds

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This chapter describes the two parties and their position in the Gettysburg campaign. More men were signing up to join the battery because of the lowered age restriction, but it took time before they reached the battery in August. Another small confrontation is cited between the Jeff Davis and King William Artilleries. The Jeff Davis Artillery's movement towards the Rapidan and the plan of Lee to intercept the retreating army are discussed. The sharp fight between the Federal V Corps and Hill's third Corps is also cited. The ranks of the Jeff Davis Artillery were destined to grow again because of the continued recruitment in Alabama.

Keywords: battery; confrontation; movement; plan; retreat; ranks; recruitment

Chapter.  6846 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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