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Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. [from our own Correspondent.] Army of Northern Virginia, March 18th, 1864. In two previous letters I have adverted to the parts which Ewell's corps, and Heth and Pender, of Hill's corps, bore in the first day's fight at Gettysburg. To-day I propose to speak of the second day's fight. Pickett's division of Longstreet's corps crossed the Potomac on the 25th. Hood and McLaws, of the same corps, on the 26th, and these three divisions reac
this day occupied the centre, and only a part of his corps was actively engaged.
Late in the afternoon of this day, whilst Lieut. General Longstreet's corps and a portion of Major Gen. Anderson's division were assaulting the enemy's left, Major Gen. Pender having ridden to the extreme right of his command to put them in the fight, should the opportunity offer, received a severe wound in the leg from the fragment of a shell.
The wound, at first pronounced not dangerous, subsequently proved fa