ederal force is overestimated.
Their total of all arms was about 90,000. General Humphreys puts, in a letter to me, the Federal infantry at 70,000, inclusive of 5,0brigades were left at Emmettsburg to hold the pass towards Fairfield, and General Humphreys, with two brigades of his division, reached the field at 1 o'clock the nes division of that corps did not reach the field until towards mi'dnight-(General Humphreys, in a letter to me). It will be noticed, however, that General Hancock saccupied for about three quarters of a mile beyond which point two brigades of Humphreys' division of the Third corps were massed, and on their left two brigades of Bdivision of same corps, and constituting all of that corps then up-Birney and Humphreys having each left a brigade at Emmettsburg.
General Humphreys, in a private lGeneral Humphreys, in a private letter to me, says
Birney reached Gettysburg about sunset the first day, leaving one brigade at Emmettsburg — with Birney there were probably 4,500, and at Emme