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Chapter 29: the wave rolls back. Confederates retreat from Gettysburg the Federals pursue crossing the Potomac under difficulties Kilpatrick's cavalry dash on Pettigrew's command General Lee thought to rest his army in the Valley of Virginia, but Meade followed too fast engagements that harassed the retreat Gener
Direct pursuit of the solid ranks was changed to march down the east of the mountains, but the firmer broad road gave the Confederates easier march.
Kilpatrick got his cavalry in on the wagon-trains and destroyed a number, but did not delay the march of the column.
On this retreat the army, already crippled of its off and crossed the river, leaving, it is said, a squadron for the duty, and the squadron followed the example of the brigadier.
The consequence was that when Kilpatrick's cavalry rode up it was taken to be the Confederates ordered for their rear-guard.
Instead of friends, however, General Pettigrew found a foe. He was surprise