es' brigade, July 19th, 1863. Major H. A. Whiting, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Major — This brigade was formed into line of battle about.
one o'clock P. M., July 1st, 1863, in front of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
We occupied the left of Major-General Rodes' division.
The enemy's cavalry picket appearing in force on our front and left flank, skirmishers from this command were ordered to dislodge him. After a short engagement, he was driven from his position, when we occupied his position (y 1st, 1863, my line was subjected to and did receive a severe fire from one of our own batteries, from which fire I lost several men killed and wounded.
This was from a two-gun battery (brass pieces), stationed on the side of the hill where General Rodes' headquarters were at the opening of the engagement.
Again, on July 3d, while my command was lying in line of battle, I sent a request back for our batteries, stationed on the hill near the pike leading from Gettysburg to Fairfield, to shell