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[87] in error in supposing that the returns showing the 105,000 enlisted men of the Army of the Potomac included the 10,000 at Harper's Ferry. Including the latter, General Meade had 115,000 to 122,000 men under his command. He ordered General French to Frederick with 7,000 men from Harper's Ferry to protect his communications, and thus made available a like number of the Army of the Potomac who would otherwise have been detached for this service. I put the Army of Northern Virginia at 162,000, and the Army of the Potomac at 105,000, effective, at Gettysburg, and believe these figures nearly correct.

Walter H. Taylor, Late Adj't-Gen'l of the Army of Northern Va., C. S. A.

We shall follow the above papers with letters from General E. P. Alexander, chief of artillery of Longstreet's corps; General A. L. Long, chief of artillery of Ewell's corps; General Wilcox, of Hill's corps; General Heth, of Hill's corps; and others who were in position to know, and who give their personal observations and opinions of the great battle.

1 Infantry, 50,000; Cavalry, 8,000; Artillery, 4,000-62,000.

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