About 100 men of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry defended over 100 yards of the famous rock wall at Gettysburg during Pickett’s Charge. How did they do that?
Between the lines at Gettysburg, fighting went back and forth for possession of the Bliss Farm for more than a day, yet few people know about it.
It’s hard to keep track on the many changes in the chain of command that the men of the 14th Connecticut endured during the first ten months of the regiment’s existence. I hope this video helps.
The ruins of the Windsor mansion are certainly worth a short side trip if you happen to find yourself in the area of Port Gibson or Alcorn State University in Mississippi.