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  2. Parking: Tour Route # 9 (Invasion of the Union Camps) Hiking Distance: 2 Miles Terrain: Moderate difficulty through off-trail ravines and forests The Southern surprise attack on the outlying camps of General Grant's army was described by a Confederate General as an "Alpine Avalanche". Although there remains no doubt that the attack was a "surprise" in a military sense, the Confederate advance was so slow that by the time the leading formations came in contact with the Union line of defense the defenders were well-prepared to give their un-invited guests a bloody reception. This program analyzes two crucial hours of the battle –the period after the first contact between the Union patrol and Confederate pickets, and the first general attack on the Union camps. Why did it take two hours for the Alpine Avalanche to move less than one mile? Why did resistance by small parties of Federal pickets delay the Southerners so significantly? Join Bjorn Skaptason and explore the fighting on this significant sector of the battlefield.
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    Alone on the Left: The Desperate Stand of Stuart's Brigade with Chris Mekow

    Join Ranger Chris Mekow for this 1 1/2 mile hike that traces the steps of the isolated brigade of Union Colonel David Stuart and discusses how 800 men held off 5,000 Confederates supported by eight artillery pieces for several hours. The hike will also discuss the "lost" 71st Ohio Infantry Regiment. This hike will cover mostly level,open ground.
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