How, by General Lee's or General Longstreet's plan?
Tell me, you who knew Jackson best, if he had been in command of troops, say four miles in rear of the battle-field on the night of the 1st of July, 1863, and General Lee had suggested to him to attack from his right on the morning of the 2d, what hour would he have attacked Meade's key-point on Round Top?
Would the hour have approached nearer to 4 A. M. or 4 P. M.? For General Lee has said, I had such implicit confidence in Jackson's skill and energy that I never troubled myself to give him detailed instructions — the most general instructions were all that he needed.
But as bearing upon this point stronger, if possible, than Lee's wish for Jackson at Gettysburg, is the following language in a letter to me from a gentleman extensively known and universally noted for the purity of his life and the conscientiousness of his character, and who now worthily fills the responsible position of Governor of his State.
Anderson, and Majors McIntosh's and Pegram's battalions as a corps reserve.
In this advance, general headquarters being with the First corps, my own were thereby also chiefly regulated.
On June 16th, after a week at Culpeper of such artillery preparation and supervision as were requisite and practicable, I marched towards the Valley, attending near the Commanding-General to be ready for such service as might be required.
On the 25th, the army having sufficiently rested in camp near Millwood and Berryville, crossed the Potomac, the Third corps at Shepherdstown, the First at Williamsport — the Comir.anding-General being with the latter, and my duties lying near him.
On Wednesday, 1st July, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, having been reached by easy marches, and passed after a rest of one or two days, and the army being in motion towards Gettysburg, occasional cannon shots in that direction were heard by myself and others with the main body, as, before noon, we crossed the mountai