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Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day High tide. opportunity open. suggestion made. invasion. special feature. feature impossible. reorganization. armament. Lee moves. Brandy Station. Ewell in Valley. captured property. Hooker moves. Lincoln suggests. Lee in Valley. Stuart proposes raid. conditional consent. Stuart's raid. Carlisle. results of raid. across the Potomac. Hooker relieved. Chambersburg. return of scout. orders. chance encounter. Hill to Gettysbu
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Meanwhile, Hooker had sent Buford's and Gregg's divisions of cavalry, supported by Russell's and Ames's brigades of infantry, to attack Stuart's camps near the Rappahannock.
A severe cavalry battle resulted on the 9th, near Brandy Station.
The enemy's attack was a surprise, and the isolated Confederate brigades, first encountered, were so roughly handled that help was called for from the infantry and artillery.
My own battalion and an infantry force were sent to the field, b