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Reprise: Signal flags at Knoxville

There’s no direct evidence that I know of that Longstreet’s artillery chief, Colonel Edward Porter Alexander, used signal flags at Knoxville to, for instance, alert the Boy Battery on Cherokee Heights when to cease fire. And also the other batteries … Continue reading

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Signal flags at Knoxville

There’s no direct evidence that I know of that Longstreet’s artillery chief, Colonel Edward Porter Alexander, used signal flags at Knoxville to alert the Boy Battery on Cherokee Heights when to cease fire. And also the other batteries of his … Continue reading

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