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neglect of duty on my part. Before I had recovered from the severe wound received at Gettysburg, your corps (excepting Pickett's Division) was ordered to join General Bragg, in the West, for battle against Rosecranz; my old troops — with whom I haked to me, The enemy is here, and if we do not whip him, he will whip us. You thought it better to await the arrival of Pickett's Division — at that time still in the rear — in order to make the attack; and you said to me, subsequently, whilst we whe trunk of a tree: The General is a little nervous this morning; he wishes me to attack; I do not wish to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into battle with one boot off. Thus passed the forenoon of that eventful day, when in the after-noon — about 3 o'clock--it was decided to no longer await Pickett's Division, but to proceed to our extreme right and attack up the Emmetsburg road. McLaws moved off, and I followed with my division. In a short time I was ordered to quicken the m