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the wounding of General Heth, commanded by General Pettigrewand the brigades of Lane, Scales and Wilcox.
The two divisions were formed in advance — the three brigades as their support.
The divisions of Hood and McLaws (First corps) were passive spectators of the movement.
To one who observed the charge, it appeared that Pettigrew's line was not a continuation of that of Pickett, but that it advanced in echelon. It would seem that there was some confusion in forming the troops, for Captain Louis G. Young, of General Pettigrew's staff, says:
On the morning of the third of July, General Pettigrew, commanding Heth's division, was instructed to report to General Long-,street, who directed him to form in the rear of Pickett's division, and support his advance upon Cemetery Hill, which would be commenced as soon as the fire from our artillery should have driven the enemy from his guns and prepared the way for attack.
And I presume that it was in consequence of this having been the