Tuesday Evening Walk – July 23, 2024

LBG Ralph Siegel’s 23 July 2024 “Gunfight in the Peach Orchard”

In most artillery engagements of the war, including Gettysburg’s great “cannonade,” the guns were too distant to target each other. But on July 2nd at the Peach Orchard, the Union guns of Clark and McGilvery, and the Confederate guns of Alexander, moved within “direct-fire” range in what may have been the largest close-action artillery fight of the entire war. Clark’s battery would fire more rounds in four hours than any other battery on any other day. A gunner in a Georgia battery would report: “The firing was the most rapid I have ever witnessed, and the earth literally vibrated under the continuous roar.”

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