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Although each illustration can be read and understood separately, they are sequenced so that later illustrations build on points made in earlier ones.
Ridges Elevation; dead ground; reverse slope
McPherson Ridge, July 1, 1863 (Gettysburg National Military Park)
Brotherton Field, September 19-20, 1863 (Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park)
Burnside's Bridge, September 17, 1862 (Antietam National Battlefield)
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