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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Mede's official report of the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
attacked the enemy, at the same time sending orders to the Eleventh corps, General Howard, to advance as promptly as possible. Soon after making his dispositions fops devolving on Major-General Doubleday, and the command of the field on Major General Howard, who arrived about this time (11:30 A. M.) with the Eleventh corps, then commanded by Major-General Shurz. Major-General Howard pushed forward two divisions of the Eleventh corps to support the First corps, now warmly engaged with the eneline of battle and pressing it so severely that about four o'clock P. M. Major-General Howard deemed it prudent to withdraw these two corps to the Cemetery ridge, on field, on hearing of the death of General Reynolds. In conjunction with Major-General Howard, General Hancock proceeded to post the troops on Cemetery Ridge and to rwhole army, the attack already made, and reports from Major General Hancock and Howard on the character of the position being favorable, I determined to give battle a