Richmond times, April 12, 1896.]
Tribute to brave General Harry Heth who opened the great battle.
A description by an eying observations of Jaquelin Marshall Meredith, Chaplain of Heth's Division—His version of the cause of failure.
To tsimple justice to the brave and gallant division of General Harry Heth and its faithful commander, upon whom rested the resfirst A. P. Hill's Divison, Jackson's Corps, and afterwards Heth's Division, of A. P. Hill's Corps, I witnessed the events lmorning of July 1st, and the final charge of the remnant of Heth's Division, under Pettigrew, who charged, under Pickett, onI honor and love.
About 2 o'clock P. M., on June 30, 1863, Heth's Division, Hill's Corps, leading the advance of the corps,sburg and Cashtown.
Very early on the morning of July 1st, Heth's Division fell into line, and debouched into the pike, marnt one mile east of Cashtown, when a staff officer of General H. Heth's— I think it was Captain Stockton Heth, the General's
gagements with the Federal cavalry at Hanover, brought with him 200 wagons, and 1,200 horses and mules, captured in the vicinity of Washington city, and, after having repulsed the enemy's attack, he now wanted an officer to inform Generals Gordon, Heth, and Early that he did no longer require any of the reinforcements he had asked for. I was selected to carry these messages, and all the directions regarding the headquarters of said generals, General Stuart could give, was: You will find them som, and I delivered to him General Stuart's message.
It is lucky for General Stuart, he answered, that he does not require the regiments asked for. I have none to spare.
Under similar discouraging circumstances I was received at Gettysburg by Generals Heth and Ewell, and several times on my way thither, the sharp whistle of a bullet sent after me by some Yankee outpost, touched my ear. Gettysburg impressed one like an enormous hospital—and a Yankee surgeon told me that there were about ten thou
Forts; Curtis, 197.
Donelson, 197, 317.
Fisher, 276, Henry, 198. Morris' Island, 228.
Sumter, 14, 228.
Franklin, Tenn., Carnage at battle of, 189.
Frazier's Farm, Battle of, 102.
Fredericksburg, Battle of, 99.
Front Royal, May 23, 1862, Battle of, 131.
Funkhouser, Captain R. D., 80.
Fussell's Mill, Battle of, 337.
G, Company, 49th Virginia Infantry, Roll of, 171.
Gardner, General, Frank. 67
Gettysburg, Battle of; North Carolina troops engaged in the, 16, 100; Heth's Brigade at, 264; Jenkins' Cavalry Brigade at, 339.
Goldsmith, Colonel W I., 79.
Goochland Light Artillery, Captain John H. Guy, in the Western Campaign, 316.
Goochland Light Dragoons, Organization and service of, 359.
Gordon, General, James, 280.
Gordon, General John B., 80.
Granberry, Bishop John C., 365.
Grant's Campaign in 1864, 139; his forces in, 177; censor, warned him to stop drinking, 154; on to Richmond, 81.
Gravel Hill, Battle of, 337.
Green, Colonel J. W