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f such leaders as Sumner and Franklin, Keyes and Kearny, Heintzelman and McCall, Sedgwick, Reno, and Banks in the earlier days of the war, and now were fresh from the gory fields of Gettysburg, where Reynolds, of precious memory, and Buford, and Hancock, and Sickles had immortalized themselves; and we rejoiced at our good fortune in being thus associated.
When we left Frederick, Capt. Sleeper was placed in charge of the entire supply train of the Third Corps.
The long lines of ammunition anpediency of attacking next morning.
The council sat long and debated earnestly.
Gens. Howard, Pleasanton, and Wadsworth (in place of Reynolds, killed), urged and voted to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Gettysburg), opposed it. Gen. Meade having heard all, stated that his judgment favored an attack—that he came there to fight, and could see no good reason for not fighting.
Still, he could not take the responsibility of ordering an