Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 1863: With an Account of the Movements of the Respective Armies for Some Days Previous Thereto : Compiled from the Personal Observation of Eye-witnesses of the Several Battles : Accompanied by an Explanatory Map

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C.A. Alvord, 1864 - 24 páginas
Gives an overview of the surrounding countryside of Gettysburg as well as personal accounts from witnesses and participants of the battle.
 

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Página 24 - ... in this emergency. Very few failed to answer his appeal, and I saw many badly wounded men take off their hats and cheer him. He said to me, " This has been a sad day for us, colonel, a sad day ; but we can't expect always to gain victories.
Página 23 - I had not seen enough to give me any idea of the real extent of the mischief. When I got close up to General Longstreet, I saw one of his regiments advancing through the woods in good order; so, thinking I was just in time to see the attack, I remarked to the General that "I wouldn't have missed this for anything.
Página 12 - He said, however, that the Yankees had fought with a determination unusual to them. He pointed out a railway cutting, in which they had made a good stand ; also, a field in the centre of which he had seen a man plant the regimental...
Página 23 - ... to the rear. His face, which is always placid and cheerful, did not show signs of the slightest disappointment, care, or annoyance ; and he was addressing to every soldier he met a few words of encouragement, such as...
Página 23 - The devil you wouldn't! I would like to have missed it very much ; we've attacked and been repulsed: look there !" For the first time I then had a view of the open space between the two positions, and saw it covered with Confederates slowly and sulkily returning towards us in small broken parties, under a heavy fire of artillery.
Página 23 - I wouldn't have missed this for anything." Longstreet was seated at the top of a snake fence at the edge of the wood, and looking perfectly calm and imperturbed. He replied, laughing, "The devil you wouldn't! I would like to have missed it very much; we've attacked and been repulsed: look there!
Página 12 - He pointed out a railway cutting, in which they had made a good stand ; also a field, in the centre of which he had seen a man plant the regimental colors, round which the regiment had fought for some time with much obstinacy ; and when, at last, it was obliged to retreat, the color-bearer retreated last of all, turning around every now and then to shake his fist at the advancing rebels.
Página 23 - I observed this during the three days' fighting at Gettysburg, and in the retreat afterwards, when every one else looked, and was, extremely dirty.
Página 23 - Longstreet was seated at the top of a snake fence, and looking perfectly calm and unperturbed. He replied, laughing, ' The devil you wouldn't ! I would like to have missed it very much. We've attacked and been repulsed. Look there...
Página 17 - ... came Barksdale's Mississippians. Great gaps were made in their ranks, but still they pressed on reinforced by Wofford's brigade. The rebels were desperate. Sickles was pushed back toward the ridge. A rebel battery hastened up and unlimbered close upon Bigelow. The rebels rushed upon his guns. He blew them from the muzzles and filled the air with the shattered fragments of human bodies. Still they came on with demoniac screams climbing upon the limbers and shooting his horses.

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