the reader will pardon the method I have chosen to pursue in the recital.
On the morning of the 30th of June, 1863, Maj.-Gen. Heth, who was then lying at Cashtown, Pa., with his division, ordered Brig.-Gen. Pettigrew to march his brigade to Gettysburg and search the town for supplies, especially shoes.
On reaching the suburbry — supported, it was said, by a considerable body of infantry.
Under these circumstances, Gen. P. did not attempt to enter the town, but returned to camp near Cashtown.
On the morning of the 1st of July, Heth's division of infantry, accompanied by Pegram's battalion of artillery, broke up camp near Caslitown, and at 5 A. Mmas's Georgia brigade, moved from their encampments on the east side of South Mountain on the morning of the 1st of July, at 8 A. M., along the turnpike, through Cashtown, in the direction of Gettysburg, following the advance of Major-Gen. Heth.
When within three miles of Gettysburg, Major-Gen. H. being already engaged with the e