ing that he had made a reconnoissance to ascertain whether an attack could be made on our left, Warren on page 377, says: Soon afterwards I rode out with General Meade to examine the left.
of our line, where Gen. Sickles was. His troops could hardly be said to be in position.
On page 332, Meade.says he arrived on the ground where Sickles was, a few minutes before 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
That Round Top was unoccupied until after Longstreet's attack began, is proved by the testimony of Warren, who says, on page 377: I then went, by General Meade's direction, to what is called Bald Top, and from that point I could see the enemy's lines of battle.
I sent word to General Meade that we would at once have to occupy that place very strongly.
He sent as quickly as possible, a division of General Sykes' corps; but before they arrived the enemy's line of battle — I should think a mile and a half longbegan to advance, and the battle became very heavy at once.
The troops under General Sy