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1 On the Confederate right, Breckinridge's division was found to overlap the Federal left by the front of more than two brigades, then came Cleburne's division to its left — Hill's corps being thus in front line. The rest of Polk's command — Walker's corps and Cheatham's division — were held in rear of Hill's corps in reserve. At Hill's left stood Stewart's division, then came Hood's with McLaws's division under Kershaw in reserve, then Bushrod Johnson's with Preston's in reserve, and then Hindman's division on the extreme left. Longstreet thus had four divisions in front line and two in reserve; but very early in the battle Kershaw reached the front line, and only Preston's division remained in reserve. The original direction of the Confederate line was nearly north and south.
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