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sman, Col. Cross, was killed; the farm-houses and barns for miles were filled with the wounded. The rebels had left us Barksdale, dying; what other losses they had met we could only conjecture from the piles of dead the last rays of the sun had shoup on the field of last night's bitterest contest. A few minutes before, I had been talking of going down to look at Barksdale's corpse — there was other work to do than looking at dead men now. Leaving the late headquarters to the shells, I galltertained by all with whom he was associated, for the noble qualities of his modest and unassuming character. Brigadier-Generals Barksdale and Garnett were killed, and Brigadier-General Semms mortally wounded, while leading their troops with the couis day's fight was very heavy, particularly on that portion of the field where Benning's brigade, (of Hood's division,) Barksdale's and Wofford's, (of McLaws's,) and Wilcox's and Wright's, (of Anderson's division,) were engaged. Our own loss was sl
General Meade's report. headquarters army of the Potomac, July 18, 1863. General: I have the honor herewith to trans. mit thirty-one battle-flags, captured from the enemy in the recent battle at Gettysburgh. Several other flags were captured on that occasion, but those sent embrace all thus far sent in by corps commanders. Very respectfully your obedient servant, George G. Meade, Major-General Commanding. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General, Washington. General Barksdale's sword was given in my charge to bring with the above flags. Ed. Schriver, Inspector-General. war Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, July 10, 1863. General: By direction of the Secretary of War, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, at the hands of Colonel Schriver, Inspector-General, of thirty-one flags and one officer's sword, a part of the trophies won by your army at the battle of Gettysburgh. These proofs of the heroic bravery and good conduct throu