The highlight of the battle came at the end when Taliafero sent in a full strength crack regiment to mop up the remains of the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves, down to two stands and in extended line. The Union miraculously won this encounter by a single pip of the dice, but it was enough to make the Confederate general shake his head in disbelief.
|The Yankees poised to attack|
|At the end of the game, a Union brigade prepared to brave the hail of lead.|
|The carnage in the area just south of the cornfield was considerable.|
|Grigsby's soldiers were successful in driving in the Union line along the Hagerstown Pike. In the center of the picture, the remarkable 3rd Pa Reserves can be seen still holding despite severe losses.|
|From behind Lawton's line. In the fierce fighting here the southern cause lost a brigadier and a divisional commander.|