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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
h. By Henry Alexander White, Washington and Lee University. At what hour on the morning of July 2, 1863, did General Longstreet's troops present themselves, in readiness for battle, on the Seminaryanuary-February, 1878). In this he denied that Lee gave him the order to attack at sunrise on July 2, 1863. To sustain his assertion, Longstreet published extracts from letters written by members of of the arrival of his troops from memory, on June 28, 1875, twelve years after the morning of July 2, 1863. It may, at this point, be noted further that Hood's phrase concerning the time of the convee led a brigade of McLaw's division at the very head of Longstreet's column on the morning of July 2, 1863. (Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. III, page 331.) These articles in the Century tillery. On pages 243-4 we find this statement concerning the journey made on the morning of July 2, 1863: After waiting until 2:30 A. M. for a clear road, began our march, and at 8 A. M. reported, r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
cepted the appointment of 1st lieutenant of Company D, of the 1st Florida cavalry, doing duty with the Army of the Tennessee, severed his connection with the Army of Northern Virginia, and parted, for the last time, from his brother—the subject of this memoir—the companion of his boyhood, youth and early manhood, and with whom, up to that time, he had served as a soldier since the commencement of the war. Appendix G—pp. 121-4. casualties of Perry's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863. Killed—Second Florida. Company A—Lieutenant H. F. Riley, Privates D. Knight, Thos. Flowers, W. Bond. Company B—Lieutenant R. S. Jenkins. Company C—Lieutenant P. Shealy. Company D—Sergeant C. W. Johnson. Company E—Captain W. E. McCaslan. Company F—Lieutenant George Pooser, Private S. D. Phretchard. Company I—Sergeant William W. McLeod. Company K—Corporal G. Reddick. Company M—Lieutenant E. L. Hampton, Sergeant A. Williams. Fifth Flo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
to encamp within two miles of Hanover Junction, where preparations were made for the advance into Pennsylvania. On June 24th, Pickett's division crossed the Potomac at Williamsport and bivouacked on the Maryland shore. It entered Chambersburg on the 27th of June, marched directly through the town, and encamped on the York road about four miles out. The division was detained here three or four days, destroying railroad depots, workshops and public machinery. On the morning of the 2d day of July, 1863, at 2 o'clock, it took up the march to Gettysburg, marching 23 miles, and within three miles of that place, before it was halted to rest. Early next morning it moved towards the line of battle, and in the afternoon made the great charge which shattered and immortalized Pickett's splendid division. Colonel John Bowie Magruder fell mortally wounded within twenty steps of the enemy's cannon, shouting: They are ours. He was struck by two shots—one in the left breast and the other under