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The Daily Dispatch: July 13, 1863., [Electronic resource] 14 0 Browse Search
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half beyond that place. During the day our forces captured 4,600 prisoners, all of whom were paroled, rather than have the army encumbered with them while the battles were in progress. Their loss in killed and wounded was also very heavy. Our loss in this day's fighting was estimated at from 600 to 800 killed, wounded and missing. During this engagement the corps of Gen. Hill, and the division of Maj. Gen. Pender, were principally engaged. On the next day, Thursday, Gens. Ewell and Longstreet engaged the enemy on the right and left, the line of battle extending two miles and a half on each wing. The enemy were driven back, with a loss comparatively small on our side, until their army was concentrated on a commanding hill, two miles beyond the town. This hill was fortified by a stone fence, over and against which dirt had been thrown constituting a formidable bread work. After they had been driven back to this position the fighting for-the day was discontinued. On Friday
n his front simultaneously, with Gen. A. P. Hill in the centre. While this was progressing Gen. Longstreet swing around his column to the right, and on Thursday morning appeared on the enemy's extre skirmishing commencing at an early hour and constituting, until about 1 o'clock P. M. when Gen. Longstreet, whose corps constituted our right wing, advanced to the attack, and succeeded in driving bfter hard fighting for the remainder of the day and during a portion of the night. On Friday Longstreet again opened the fight on the right, which extended to the left, Ewell driving in the enemhree miles they encountered our picket line, which fell back towards the main body. Hill and Longstreet turned upon them and repulsed them with great slaughter. Meantime their retreat to the mountas position on the left, concealed his man from the observation of the enemy, and when Hill and Longstreet commenced driving them back, moved so as to get in their rear — Jackson like — and cut off the
ndependence. Fit consummation, that this great victory, which, coincident with Meade's, has saved the life of the Republic, should have been finally accomplished on the day which gave the nation birth! The day that ushered in the glad findings that Mestle had defeated and expelled the rebel invaders from the free North, also witnessed the final enfranchisement of the great high way of the noble West! The battle field at Gettysburg. On Sunday night, says the Northern dispatches. Longstreet's headquarters were at Jack's Mountain, ten miles from Gettysburg. They add that Lee's wagon trains were crossing the Potomac. This, of course, is now known to be false. A letter from Gettysburg says: To day have we made a tour of inspection over the three separate spots in this neighborhood where the desperate engagements of the first, second and third days of July were held; one to the West of Gettysburg, back of the Seminary, another South of the same place, near the Emmetsburg