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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
lso now before me, shows: Officers.Men. In Hays' brigade, for duty1191,281 Hoke's brigade, fo Martinsburg back to Staunton. The decrease in Hays' and Gordon's brigades was 679, of which, 163. advance was made with three brigades-Gordon's, Hays', and Hoke's — the latter commanded by Colonel division, and drove it back in great disorder. Hays and Avery then advanced beyond Gordon's left, a to the rear with scarcely any guard, and found Hays forming line along a street on the left of the the foot of the latter. As soon as I saw that Hays had formed his line and Avery had got his men ued. I had ridden to ses about the condition of Hays' and Hoke's brigades, which were in uncomfortabit was dark enough to avoid observation, I drew Hays' brigade out of the town, to the left of it, anumbers contained in my two brigades, especially Hays', as well as the loss sustained by them. Coere com pelled to retire, but not in disorder. Hays' men brought off 100 prisoners and four battle-[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Supplement to General Early's Review.-reply to General Longstreet. (search)
d left flanks very early next morning, I gave orders to General Hays to move his brigade, under cover of the night, from theable opportunity should occur. This movement was made, and Hays formed his brigade on the right of Avery, and just behind t, a book I never heard of before, an absurd story about General Hays' having sent for me at the close of the fight on the 1sthe heights, in which it is said that, though I agreed with Hays, I refused to allow him to seize those heights, because ordashtown. General Longstreet says, in this connection. General Hays told me ten years after the battle that he could have s the heights without the loss of ten men. How mistaken General Hays was in making such a remark will abundantly appear fromof 4,000 men, occupied the heights immediately confronting Hays, whose brigade was considerably less than 1,400 strong at t 2nd, Stuart's cavalry having arrived, and got back just as Hays' and Hoke's brigades were moving to the assault of Cemetery