Alabama regiment, Wilcox's brigade, had a sharp skirmish with the body of the enemy who had occupied a wooded hill on the extreme right of my line.
Shortly after the line had been formed I received notice that Lieutenant-General Longstreet would occupy the ground on my right, and that his line would be in a direction nearly at right angles with mine, and that he would assault the extreme left of the enemy and drive him toward Gettysburg.
From a narrative of General McLaws, published in 1873, I copy the following:
On the 30th of June, I had been directed to have my division in readiness to follow General Ewell's corps.
Marching toward Gettysburg, which it was intimated we would have passed by 10 o'clock the next day (the first of July), my division was accordingly marched from its camp and lined along the road in the order of march by 8 o'clock the 1st of July.
When the troops of Ewell's corps — it was Johnston's division in charge of Ewell's wagon trains, which were comi