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Southern Historical Society Papers (Volume 13) (Paperback) Loot Price: R535
Discovery Miles 5 350
Southern Historical Society Papers (Volume 13) (Paperback): Southern Historical Society

Southern Historical Society Papers (Volume 13) (Paperback)

Southern Historical Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... gagement until the arrival of the other divisions of the army, which were ordered to hasten forward. He decided to await Johnson division, which had marched from Carlisle by the road west of the mountains, to guard the trains of his corps, and consequently did not reach Gettysburg until a late hour. In the meantime the enemy occupied the point which General Ewell designed to seize, but in what force could not be ascertained owing to the darkness. An intercepted dispatch showed that another corps had halted that afternoon four miles from Gettysburg. Under these circumstances it was decided not to attack until the arrival of Longstreet, two of whose divisions, those of Hood and McLaws, encamped about four miles in the rear during the night. Anderson's division, of Hill's corps, came up after the engagement. It had not been intended to deliver a general battle so far from our base unless attacked, but coming unexpectedly upon the whole Federal army, to withdraw through the mountains with our extensive trains would have been difficult and dangerous. At the same time we were unable to wait an atack, as the country was unfavorable for collecting supplies in the presence of the enemy, who could restrain our foraging parties by holding the mountain passes with local and other troops. A battle therefore had become, in a measure, unavoidable, and the success already gained gave hope of a favorable issue. The enemy occupied a strong position, with his right upon two commanding elevations adjacent to each other, one southeast, and the other, known as Cemetery Hill, immediately south of the town, which lay at its base. His line extended thence upon the high ground along the Emmettsburg road, with a steep ridge in rear, which was also occupied. This ridge was difficu...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Southern Historical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 350
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-34480-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-34480-0
Barcode: 9781154344806

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