Describing Pickett's Charge

Foot to foot, body to body and man to man
they struggled, pushed and strived and killed.
The mass of wounded and heaps of dead en-
tangled the feet of the contestants, and, under-
neath the trampling mass, wounded men who
could no longer stand, struggled, fought,
shouted and killed-hatless, coatless, drowned
in sweat, black with powder, red with blood,
with fiendish yells and strange oaths, they
blindly plied the work of slaughter, valor
 could do no more.
by a Massachusetts soldier

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