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Laura Yoder
Laura Yoder • 2 years ago

Judson Kilpatrick was a Union cavalry commander that yearned for glory. On the 3rd and last day of Gettysburg he ordered a cavalry charge towards a fortified infantry position behind a breastwork that was so high the horses could not jump it and would thus require the troopers to dismount, disassemble the fence (all the while under fire) and then continue the charge. Needless to say the charge was a total failure resulting in over 100 casulaties garnering Kilpatrick the nickname of Kil-cavalry.

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