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Appendix H: newspaper article, attack on General Meade, men- Tioned in letter of March 9, 1864. see page 17
Washington, Monday, March 7, 1864.
Gen. Meade and the battle of Gettysburg
The points made before the War Investigating Committee against Gen. Meade, who is substantially on trial before this congressio ttle was precipitated by Gen. Sickles, and forced on Meade in part by the enemy, but principally by General Sickles, that Meade did not know on Friday night that our men had whipped Lee, or distrusted the fact that night, aying, alluding to the Rebels, Oh, let them go; that Meade's subsequent representation that he was not in condi rfect condition, and Couch's great force was also at Meade's call.
That, in a word, he had over 40,000 effecti understood that the origin of the effort made by Gen. Meade to break up the Third Corps to the waste of its is stated that testimony can be added to convict Gen. Meade of expressing the opinion that we cannot subdue t
Appendix H: newspaper article, attack on General Meade, men- Tioned in letter of March 9, 1864. see page 176, Vol. II from Washington (special dispatch to the N. Y. Tribune） Washington, Monday, March 7, 1864. Gen. Meade and the battle of Gettysburg The points made before the War Investigating Committee against Gen. Meade, who is substantially on trial before this congressional Commission, by the testimony of Gens. Sickles and Doubleday, are, that he gave and promulgated an order to his army to retreat from Gettysburg at the close of the first day's fight, when his superior strength, his advantage of position, and the honor and interests of the country, required him to give battle; that, in the forenoon of the second day's fight—Thursday—he gave another order to retreat, but which was not promulgated in writing; that he had made no dispositions for battle that day, had no plan for fighting, and seemingly no purpose to fight, but that the battle was precipitated by Gen. <