|The Attack on East Cemetery Hill (Variant) from "Enduring Valor"
Gettysburg in Miniature by Scott Mingus played 12/23/03 NCHWS
|View from the West looking east
toward Cemetery Hill shows Rode's
Division of Confederates advancing against Union positions along
Taneytown Road. Advanced
skirmishers of the 55th OH delayed
the rebel advance but by 9:20
advanced NC regiments hit the green 136th NY and routed them into the Evergreen Cemetery. Carol's Brigade of veterans formed to plug the hole.
|View from Confederate positions
just South of Winebrenner's Run
looking South at East Cemetery Hill where the actual assault was made unsupported the evening of July
2, 1863. This time the commanding generals did not assault this slope directly but came flying down
Brickyard Lane shrieking the rebel yell.
|This closer photo shows the
furthest advances of the Secesh
breakthrough on the western slope of Cemetery Hill. The 4th and 2nd NC routed the 136th NY and charged in front of Mason's and Bancroft's Guns. After cannister fire only the 2nd remained to melee with the gunners as the 7th WV came on the double-quick to attempt to throw back the assault and close the hole. Before more Rebs pour in.
|This view looking North from
Union lines on Brickyard Lane
shows the 75th OH routing and
the 17 CON shaken. The charges by Hay's Lousianan's
were twice thrown back and
furthest advance of the Rebs
was to the foot of the hill at the wagon Hotel on the Baltimore Pike and 100 yards from
Wiedrich's 3" Rifles.
|For full battle report look to a future issue of "CHARGE", the Johnny Reb Gaming Society's magazine of record.|