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[102] the pressure towards the Susquehanna was relaxed, he swung his right wing forward so as to touch Manchester, and his line then connected that place with Taneytown.

On the 30th of June, Reynolds was again assigned to the command of the first, third and eleventh corps, constituting the left wing of the army. On the evening of that day, two divisions of the first corps lay at Marsh Run, half way between Emmittsburg and Gettysburg, and within about five miles of the latter place. The remaining division lay a little to the southwest at Moritz Tavern. The eleventh corps was at Emmittsburg, and the third a mile or so to the east in the direction of Taneytown.

The distance of these troops from Gettysburg was about as follows: The first corps five miles, the eleventh corps ten miles, and the third corps ten or thirteen miles, according to either of two routes open to it. The twelfth corps, under Slocum, near Littletown, was about ten miles away, and marching to the battle-field, on the day of the 1st, reached there about 7 P. M., a little in advance of the third corps under Sickles, marching by the Emmittsburg road. Buford, with a division of cavalry, had moved on the left of the army when it left Frederick, into the Cumberland Valley, which he reported clear of the enemy. Passing through Fountain Dale, where the roads from Emmittsburg and Gettysburg unite, he took the Gettysburg road, and occupied that place at 1 A. M. on the 30th.

A brigade of Heth's under Pettigrew, which had been sent forward on that day, found Buford's cavalry in possession of the place, and retired without a collision. Heth's camp fires could be seen that evening on the mountain side at Cashtown, by Buford's pickets, who advanced some miles from Gettysburg on the road to that place, and Buford in his report says, that by daylight on the morning of the 1st of July, he had gained positive information of the ‘enemy's position and movements.’ The other two cavalry divisions under Gregg and Kilpatrick, moved on the right flank of the army and were busily engaged looking up Stuart, who was now discovered to be moving still further to their right. Kilpatrick succeeded in coming up with him at Hanover, where a sharp engagement ensued, but Stuart,

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