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R. W. Hunter, Assistant Adjutant-General, Johnson's Division:
Captain — I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my brigade in the battle of Gettysburg.
We reached the battlefield of July 1st toward evening of that day, and marching through a part of the town and along the Gettysburg and York railroad, formed line of battle to the northeast, our front facing the south and our left wing in a skirt of woods.
The Fourth and Second brigades were on our right, the Stonewall on our left.
We slept on our arms that night.
At about 3 o'clock P. M. the following day the enemy's and our own batteries opened fire, and the shelling was very heavy for several hours; the brigade, however, suffered but little, being protected by the woods and behind rising ground.
Our pickets, which had been stationed three hundred yards in front of our line the night previous, were relieved at about five o'clock by four companies of skirmishers from the Twenty-third Virginia, and