I'm trying to understand some of the 'battlefield' terms and tactics better. That began when I wanted to know where my Florida GGGrand was when he was captured July2. The Park Service had a series of books on the different battlefield parks and the one I bought on Gettysburg has really helped me 'see' things when I read about an incident. I want to try to see it as they did. Not that it's anything like what they saw. After learning of my Georgia Grands being at Devil's Den, I got to looking at that and just wonder how they made it home alive. Maybe Gettysburg was one of the places they all should have avoided. I think Lee was really pushing because he knew they needed the supplies. Guess they didn't count on the fence at Emmittsburg Road being so strong or (after the cussion and discussion, I'm calling it the) Northen Army being on high ground first. Then the Northen Troops decided to rebound on the hill (thank ol "Don't call me Lawrence" for that one) and the Alabama boys drew the short straw on that dance. Just one bad series of incidents that possibly changed the course of the entire event. It was just a big mess after all was said and done.