Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. G. Meade, Major-General Commanding. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General U. S. A.
General R. E. Lee's report.
headquarters army of Northern Virginia, July 31, 1863. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va.:
General: I have the honor to submit the following outline of the recent operations of this army for the information of the department:
The position occupied by the enemy opposite Frederi pieces of food in their fingers, and one at least — a pale young German, from Pennsylvania--with a miniature of his sister in his hands, that seemed more meet to grasp an artist's pencil than a musket.
Horses fell, shrieking such awful cries as Cooper told of, and writhing themselves about in hopeless agony.
The boards of fences, scattered by explosion, flew in splinters through the air. The earth, torn up in clouds, blinded the eyes of hurrying men; and through the branches of the trees and