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The Sixth corps was at Manchester on the evening of the 1st, and marched all of that night and until two o'clock P. M. on the 2nd, before it reached the field.

It has been stated “that Steinwehr's division of Howard's corps, dn the first day, threw up lunettes around each gun, on Cemetery Hill-solid works of such height and thickness as to defy the most powerful bolts which the enemy could throw against them-with smooth and perfectly level platforms on which the guns could be worked.”

This is a great error; there were no works of the kind above described on that field when I arrived there, and all that I saw in the way of “works” were some holes (not deep) dug to sink the wheels and trains of the pieces.


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