sburg, and which I had submitted to you. It explains the difference between Colonel Taylor's figures — which embraced only the enlisted men present for duty — and tha.
As some of these figures have been published, both by Mr. Swinton and by Colonel Taylor, but without the necessary explanations for their intelligence, I think it t warranted by the facts of the case.
The return for May 20th, as given by Colonel Taylor, shows present for duty in the entire army at that date, in the infantry, 5cavalry, and a total present of 75,783.
The discovery of the error made by Colonel Taylor and Mr. Swinton, in ommitting to count the officers present for duty on thecers as to the numbers on their side at the battle.
In a note referring to Colonel Taylor's estimate of the strength of the two armies, he says: The Federal force isd on General Lee.
That is what I have always thought, and the statement of Colonel Taylor that General Lee witnessed the flight of the Federals through Gettysburg an
a brief sketch of the
Origin and history of our Society.
In the early part of 1869, General D. H. Maury suggested to a number of gentlemen in New Orleans, the propriety of organizing a Society for the purpose of collating, preserving and finally publishing such material as would vindicate the truth of Confederate history.
After a number of conferences, the Southern Historical Society was formally organized on the 1st of May, 1869, by the following gentlemen: Generals Braxton Bragg, R. Taylor, Dabney H. Maury, C. M. Wilcox, J. S. Marmaduke, S. B. Buckner, G. T. Beauregard, R. L. Gibson and Harry T. Hays, M. W. Cluskey, G. W. Gordon, B. M. Harrod, F. H. Farrar, A. L. Stuart, H. N. Ogden, B. J. Sage, F. H. Wigfall, Major George O. Norton, Frederick N. Ogden, John B. Sale, James Phelan, William H. Saunders, Rev. J. N. Gallaher, Charles L. C. Dupuy, B. A. Pope, M. D., Joseph Jones, M. D., B. F. Jonas, Edward Ivy, A. W. Basworth, S. E. Chaille, M. D., S. M. Bemiss, M. D., Frank Hawt