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Confederates momentarily breach Union line on Cemetery Ridge

...Coming down the Emmitsburg Road is a portion of Barksdale's Brigade, which has broken the Union position at The Peach Orchard. Not only do the Confederates push through the gap that they create, but they also try to expand the gap laterally, with the help of an Alabama brigade on their left flank under the command of Brigadier General Cadmus Wilcox. Cadmus Wilcox's brigade advances from the west and goes right through that farmhouse (the Klingle farm). Their advance comes through there, with Barksdale's Brigade to their right (closer to the Round Tops). This is the gap the Confederates create´┐Żalmost a quarter of a mile here´┐Żas they drive the Union soldiers back through the woods to our front. Those woods (the Trostle Wood Lot) were here at the time of the battle, but they were a lot thinner than they are today. That's pretty much where the Confederate advance stalls, to some extent...