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Southern Historical Society papers.

Vol. X. Richmond, Va., December, 1882. no. 12.

General J. A. Early's report of the Gettysburg campaign.

[From the original Ms., with some explanatory notes written by General Early for the Southern Magazine in 1872.]

Headquarters Early's division, August 22d, 1863.
Major A. S. Pendleton, A. A. General 2d Corps A. N. Va.:
I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this division during the recent campaign; commencing with its departure from Fredericksburg, and ending with its arrival in the vicinity of Orange Courthouse.

March from Fredericksburg.

On the 4th of June the division marched from Hamilton's Crossing, and having been joined by Jones's battalion of artillery, passed Spotsylvania C. H., Verdiersville, Somersville's Ford on the Rapidan, Culpeper C. H., Sperryville, Washington (the county seat of Rappahannock), and crossing the Blue Ridge at Chester Gap, arrived at Front Royal late on the night of the 12th. Hoke's and Smith's brigades crossed both forks of the Shenandoah that night and encamped, and

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