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vtsaogames
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I dunno, Martin. The Confederate infantry lining the sunken road at the base of Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg had it all over the Union troops who attacked them in seemingly endless waves. They lost some 500 troops and shot down over 5,000.

 

The sunken road wasn’t a proper trench. It was perhaps 4 feet deep with a stone wall on the side facing the enemy. It was also in a slight depression so that Union troops suddenly discovered enemy troops within easy rifle range who seemed to spring up out of the ground. But the guys in the road suffered far fewer hits than the ones in the open.

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