in the several formations referred to in the reports.
That this was a matured plan, settled upon by Generals Grant and Meade, and attempted in execution in a determined manner to carry the Confederate works on Ewell's front, the following quotations from the published official records fully establish:
Major-General Humphrey's, Chief of Staff to General Meade, page—of his book, says:
It had been suggested by Major-General Wright, and also by myself, that, after the lapse of a few datis, and made several gallant attempts to carry the enemy's lines, but without success.
Upon its being reported to General Meade that there was but little probability of the enemy's lines being carried, he directed the attack to be discontinued, d the courthouse until 11 o'clock, when both parties ceased firing.
Our losses by the morning's work are reckoned by General Meade at 500 killed and wounded.
Medical director McParlin, page 232 of Records, says: On the morning of the 18th the S