Heth Attacks

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780807826249
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781469603018
Heth Attacks

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This chapter describes the attack carried out by Heth, which drove the Federals from McPherson Ridge. Heth claimed that his division had lost 2,300 men in thirty minutes. Apart from their casualties, his brigades were out of ammunition and halted their advance. As they prepared to advance again, Pender's division came up from the rear and passed over their line. Pender's arrival signaled the end of Heth's division's battle on 1 July and the beginning of the day's last round.

Keywords: Battle of Gettysburg; Civil War; Henry Heth; William D. Pender; Confederates; Union

Chapter.  10089 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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