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Winfield Scott Hancock runs afoul a Maine sea captain, part 2

Editor’s note: You can read part 1 here. Soon after Robert E. Lee launched his artillery bombardment at Gettysburg on Friday, July 3, 1863, some 115 to 150 Confederate cannons fired steadily, “the air was filled with projectiles, there being scarcely an instant but that several were seen bursting at once,” said Maj. Gen, Winfield […]