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20054 Halls Brigade CDV of a Major officer from a Halls brigade
album. 7 Mich Inf. At Gettysburg, Hall's brigade was formed in
battle line along Cemetery Ridge, just south of the famed "Copse
of Trees". It formed the left of Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's II
Corps. The brigade was attacked by Brig. Gen. Ambrose R.
Wright's Confederates, who overran a battery in front of Hall's
position before being repulsed. Hall lost over 200 men in his
brigade in the fierce fighting. On July 3, three full Confederate
divisions attacked the ridge in what became popularly known as
"Pickett's Charge," Hall's Brigade was rushed in as
reinforcements to close a critical breach in the Union line and
thus, contributed greatly to the victory. $130