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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stuart's cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
re; and on the morning of June 23, was again riding between the camps of the different corps in Fairfax and Loudoun. All was quiet, there was no sign of a movement. Hooker was waiting for Lee. * * The camps of the different corps were so far apart that it was easy to ride between them. After gathering the information General Lee wanted, I turned my face late in the afternoon to the Bull Run Mountain. .. Reynolds with the first Corps was at Guilford, about two miles off; the third corps (Sickles), was at Gum Springs about the same distance in another direction; while Meade's corps and the cavalry were six or eight miles away at Aldie. He says on page 81: I got to Stuart early the next morning. He listened to what I told him, wrote a dispatch, sent off a courier to General Lee. * * * * The information was that Hooker's army was still resting in the camps where it had been for a week. And again, on pages 169 and 170, June 24th: Stuart was anxiously waiting to hea
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
bout 7 P. M., a little in advance of the third corps under Sickles, marching by the Emmittsburg road. Buford, with a divisiogent messages to his own corps, and to those of Slocum and Sickles, to push on as rapidly as possible, Hill, with another div the early morning. The lines were not only extended, but Sickles had swung his right from its first alignment about three-fnt on the part of the Confederates, but inasmuch as it put Sickles' right in advance of Hancock's left, it made an awkward situation, for which General Sickles has been severely criticised. General Meade says that he had ridden to the extreme left when he discovered Sickles' change of line, and was explaining to him that he was too far in advance, when the shock of McLawsst object was to get possession of the Peach Orchard where Sickles' right rested. This was accomplished only after a hard fits for the Federals, and large reinforcements were sent to Sickles' assistance. In the meantime Little Round Top, the import