Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Cold Steel - Gettysburg

A simple monument marks the location where Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Armistead was shot down leading rebels in a breakthrough at The Angle during Pickett's Charge. Moments before his wounding, Armistead stepped over the low stone wall defining the Union line, exhorting his men in now immortal words: "Come forward, Virginians! Come on, boys, we must give them the cold steel! Who will follow me?" (Click image for larger view).

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