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  • Collection: March 8, 1862 Day Two

After the massive artillery barrage, the Union infantry gathered for a final charge. The entire 10,000 strong army was visible on the battlefield - a terrifying sight to behold. After the success of both the artillery and infantry, the Confederates…

The carefully orchestrated and precise barrage of cannon fire for 2 straight hours from the Union lines devastated the Confederate troops and moral. This was the first time this practice was used effectively in the Civil War.

The Confederates and Union gathered in the early morning, prepared to take victory. The Union started a fierce barrage of artillery for 2 hours - the most powerful show of artillery force in the entire war up until that point. The Confederates, low…
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