July 7, 2015: Gunfight at the Peach Orchard


Longstreet’s infantry attack on July 2 was preceded by an exchange of artillery gunfire that grew rapidly in volume and intensity. It may have been the largest close-range artillery fight of the entire Civil War. Never had so many veteran batteries engaged in such a fierce contest at such close range as E.P Alexander's battalions faced off against the guns of Judson Clark and Freeman McGilvery. Tour will be about 1/2 mile total of easy walking along roadsides.