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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 27, Part 2 (Gettysburg Campaign)
Page 311 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

of duty, leaving the army to mourn their loss and emulate their noble examples. Brigadier-Generals Kemper, Admistead, Scales, G. T. Anderson, Hampton, J. M. Jones, and Jenkins were also wounded. Brigadier- General Archer was taken prisoner. General Pettigrew, though wounded at Gettysburg, continued in command until he was mortally wounded, near Falling Waters. The loss of the enemy is unknown, but from observation on the field, and his subsequent movements, it is supposed that he suffered severely. Respectfully submitted.

R. E. LEE,

General.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and inspector General, Richmond, Va.

GENERAL ORDERS, Numbers 74.


HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, July 4, 1863.

I. The army will vacate its position his evening. General A. P. Hill's corps will commence the movement, withdrawing from its position after dark, and proceed on the Fairfield road to the pass in the mountains, which it will occupy, selecting the strongest ground for defense toward the east; General Longstreet's corps will follow, and General Ewell's corps bring up the rear . These two latter corps will proceed through and go into camp. General Longstreet's corps will be charges with the escort of the prisoners, and will habitually occupy the center of the line of march . General Ewell's and General Hill's corps will alternately take the front and rear on the march . II. The trains which accompany the army will habitually move between the leading and the rear, each under the charge of their respective chief quartermasters. Lieutenant-Colonel [James L.] Corley, chief quartermaster of the army, will regulate the order in which they shall move . Corps commanders will see that the officers remain with the trains, and that they move steadily and quietly, and that the animals are properly cared for . III. The artillery of each corps will move under the charge of their respective chiefs of artillery, the whole under the general superintendence of the commander of the artillery of the army. IV. General Stuart will designate a cavalry command, not exceeding two squadrons, to proceed and follow the army in its line of march, the commander of the advance reporting to the commander of the leading corps, the commander of the rear to the commander of the rear corps . He will direct one or two brigades, as he may think proper to proceed to Cashtowm this afternoon, and hold that place until rear of the army has passed Fairfield, and occupy the gorge in the mountain s ; after crossing which to proceed in the direction of Greencastle guarding the right and rear of the army on its march to Hagerstown and Williamsport . General Stuart, with the rest of the cavalry, will this evening take the route to Emiitsburg, and proceed thence toward of Cavertown and Boonsborough, guarding the left and rear of the army . V. The commanding general earnestly exhorts each corps commander to see that every officer exerts the utmost vigilance, steadiness, and boldness during the whole march .

R. E. LEE,
General .


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