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Overland.14: The Wild, Wicked Roar

A wild and wicked roar erupts from the Confederate defenses just as Col. Paddy Ryan and his 140th New York Zouaves charge forward and race across 400 yards of open ground.

A wild and wicked roar erupts from the Confederate defenses just as Col. Paddy Ryan and his 140th New York Zouaves charge forward and race across 400 yards of open ground.

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Overland Season 1 - Episode 14

In This Episode

It’s 1:00 PM on May 5th, 1864 — Grant had given the order, Warren has given the signal, and now Griffin and Wadsworth’s divisions are emerging from the eastern edge of Saunders Field to pitch into the enemy. However, as the bugles sound and the men rise to their feet, a “wild and wicked roar” erupts from the Confederate defenses just as Col. Paddy Ryan and his 140th New York Zouaves charge forward and race across 400 yards of open ground.

Notable Quotes

“stand up…forward, double-quick, CHARGE!” — Col. George “Paddy” Ryan, 140th New York “Zouaves” Regiment

“[The] wild, wicked roar of musketry”
— Wilderness Veteran

“Down the slope we rushed…killed and wounded men plunging to the ground.”
— Zouave Veteran

“It might be better if we bring up artillery and fire back!” — General Ulysses S. Grant

About the Image

Into the Wilderness — 140th and 146th NY Vols. at Sander’s Field by Keith Rocco (1990)

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