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[141] of the other battalions of the corps much less. Pegram's battalion had more guns actively engaged on the first day than mine had, and his fire was so free preceding the charge of Pickett's division on the last day that his ammunition was nearly exhausted, and he came to me when the battle was over to borrow from my supply.

On July 4th, General Lee issued orders for the withdrawal of his army from the positions occupied by it, and on the evening of that day, my command was moved to the ‘Stone Bridge,’ and from there to the village of Fairfield, where the corps was united.

On the following day I was directed to report to Gen. R. H. Anderson with two batteries. His division moving by Monterey crossed the mountain before dark. A section was left behind to guard the Emmittsburg road, and a battery with a regiment of Posey's brigade was thrown forward to the right upon a high hill overlooking the town of Waynesboro, to guard against any hostile force on that flank.

The army moved rapidly, and on the 6th the main column reached Hagerstown, and a battery was sent on pickett with Anderson's division, and another ,with Lane's.

While in the neighborhood of St. James' College the enemy appeared in force. Entrenchments were quickly thrown up and Gen. Lee offered battle, but Gen. Meade showed no disposition to renew the conflict.

At the opening of the campaign on June 21, 1863, Gen. Lee issued from headquarters certain orders prescribing regulations for the government of the army in striking contrast with orders from the other side. These orders were in part as follows:

Headquarters army of Northern Virginia, June 21, 1863. General orders, no. 72.

While in the enemy's country, the following regulations for procuring supplies will be strictly observed and any violation of them promptly and vigorously punished.

1. No private property shall be injured or destroyed by any person belonging to or connected with the army excepting by the officers hereinafter designated. ...

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