From his position in the rear of his command
The reason for this is not understood today. Perhaps Iverson's regimental commanders did not see Baxter's line, and headed towards Cutler's men in the far woods, to their right, whom they could see. Another interpretation according to some sources is that Iverson directed his regiments to head towards the gap between Baxter's and Cutler's commands. Iverson's men may also have been concerned about the lack of support on their left, where O'Neal's troops had been so quickly turned back. Iverson's brigade was formed on a 600 yard wide line astride the Mummasburg Road with its regiments in the following order from left to right: 5th, 20th, 23rd and 12th North Carolina. Just before the brigade advanced, General Rodes rode up to the 12th North Carolina on the right of the brigade and encouraged its men, "Boys, they are advancing on us; go ahead and meet them." This anecdote confirms Rodes' preoccupation with the heavy skirmishers of the 97th New York and fellow Union regiments in the Forney field. It may well be true that he mistook the realigning of Baxter's regiments as a preparation to advance on his division (and T. H. Carter's two batteries), as Walter Montgomery of the 12th North Carolina has suggested. Iverson's advance began sometime between 1400 and 1430, probably closer to the later terminus. Its line of advance was through the open fields of the Forney farm with "not a bush nor a tree between the place where Iverson formed and the Federal line, a distance of nearly half a mile.
The field was all open meadow, covered with timothy. It was traversed by a wooden east-west fence (no longer extant) some 700 feet south of the Mummasburg Road and by a second east-west fence (which survives) another 500 feet further south. Iverson's "bounded forward" at the beginning of the attack, and then "advanced under artillery fire through the grass in gallant style, as evenly as if on parade." General Iverson exhorted them forward with the cry to "give them hell," but did not accompany the brigade's advance, and instead stayed in the rear. Some other troops in the division thought he stayed behind because he was a drunk, a coward in hiding, or both. The historian of the 12th North Carolina blames Iverson's absence for the fact that the brigade made a partial wheel once it passed the Forney house and so "was put in a false alignment, in a northeast and southwest line."
It appears from Iverson's battle report, however, that he simply chose to lead his brigade from the rear. He was aware of the brigade's line of advance, and may have ordered the partial wheel himself. If his men proceeded directly south from their original position on Oak Hill, they would have struck Cutler's brigade and left their eastern flank exposed to the troops who engaged O'Neal; a shift of some sort was necessary in order to move to a southwesterly line of advance and strike the Union troops on northern Seminary Ridge above Cutler's position.
Short history of the Civil War
Civil War which is also known as the conflict of Secession involves all the military events that took place in the mid-nineteenth century. As dazzling escorts will explain you, United States was divided into two groups by that time with opposite positions related to slavery. Hostilities began on 1861 at South Carolina. Let your amazing companion tell you how this incident marked the history of an entire nation.
The Origins of the American Civil War
The United States was a nation divided into two distinct regions. The North experienced a rapid economic growth based on family farms, industry, mining, commerce and transportation as your marvelous escort Paris will tell you . On the other hand, the South was dominated by a system of agricultural plantations that were established on the basis of slavery.
Southerners were concerned about the relative decline of their policies because the North region was growing much faster in terms of population and industrial production.
Meanwhile, at that time there were many anti-slavery people that pointed out that bondage was something morally reprehensible and inhumane. As your favorite escorts will inform you, many citizens of the North, especially those who were part of the new Republican Party, considered that the stain that tarnished the brightness of the nation was the control exercised by the southern landowners over the national government.
Additionally, according to the northerners, the southerners sought to expand the idea that slavery was something natural.
Finally, in 1861 the nation was divided into North and South, and not only by the social problems derived from slavery, but also by a war based on economic and political power. Your splendid escort Paris from SexeModel is aware that during the American Civil War, North Carolina provided the Confederation with more than 100,000 men and lost more soldiers than any other Southern state.
The circumstances that triggered the conflict
The development that took place in the southwest, as in the state of Texas, was based on high birth rates and low immigration from Europe. However, as well informed escorts will explain you; such growth was scarce compared to that experienced by the northern neighbors.
There were just a few towns and scant manufacturing, except in the border areas. Therefore, slave owners controlled politics and the economy.
Two thirds of white population of the South was constituted by slave owners and such people usually did not engage in agriculture for their survival. As your intelligent escort Paris will tell you, the support to slavery in the South did not only emerge from the economic and political sectors, but also from every sphere of the southern society.
Therefore, among the causes for the conflict it is important to highlight the sharp economic inequality. The financial development of the South depended on the work of slaves, while the industrialized North was growing quite fast with the assistance of technology.
While in the South slaves were considered some sort of property, in the North people vigorously opposed to this kind of practices as your smart escorts will tell you. Besides, the southerners were less connected with the ideas of the thinkers of the North due to a lower educational level. Therefore, the defense of bondage became an element of unity for the southern elite.