th, and Third corps had arrived by the Emmettsburg road and had taken position on the heights in front of us, and that reinforcements had been seen coming by the Baltimore road just after the fight of the 1st.
From an intercepted dispatch we learned that another corps was in camp about four miles from the field.
We had every reas Gettysburg and advance no further in case he should succeed in capturing that place.
But Hays now saw that the enemy were coming around by what is known as the Baltimore road, and were making for the heights — the Cemetery Ridge.
This ridge meant life or death, and for the possession of it the battles of the 2d and 3d were foughtreet.
The next letter is from Colonel Charles Marshall, of General Lee's staff, who has charge of all the papers left by General Lee.
It is as follows:
Baltimore, Md., May 7, 1875.
dear General: Your letter of the 20th ult. was received and should have had an earlier reply but for my engagements preventing me from lookin