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Nearly every visitor to Gettysburg can easily point to Pickett’s Charge as the bloodiest loss the Confederates suffered on the field during the three days of fighting here. However, few know that another Confederate assault during the battle rivaled the horrendous casualty rates of July 3. On the afternoon of July 1, Brigadier General Alfred Iverson ordered his North Carolina brigade forward against the Federal positions on Oak Ridge, essentially sending them to their slaughter. [excerpt]
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Wesley, Zachary A., "A Slaughter Forgotten: A Reflection on the Wayside on Iverson’s Assault" (2018). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 311.