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Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. Information of Federal force and positions brought by the scout Harrison General Lee declines to credit it General Longstreet suggests a change of direction in conformance with the revelation General Meade had succeeded Hooker in command five days before battle positions on the eve
proved to be Assistant Inspector-General Fairfax.
A young man had been arrested by our outlying pickets under suspicious circumstances.
He was looking for General Longstreet's Headquarters, but his comfortable apparel and well-to-do, though travel-stained, appearance caused doubt in the minds of the guards of his being a genuine on hearing it, expressed want of faith in reports of scouts, in which Fairfax generally agreed, but suggested that in this case the information was so near General Longstreet's ideas of the probable movements of the enemy that he gave credit to it. I also sent up a note suggesting a change of direction of the head of our column e