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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 733 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

from the vicinity of Chambersburg before to-morrow you may move on across the mountain without stopping here. When you arrive here, either this evening or to-morrow, the commanding general wishes you to relieve a brigade of General Hood at New Guilford, and send it forward to rejoin his division. Your own brigade will in turn be relieved by General Imboden when he gets here and sent on to rejoin you. The captured constrabands had better be brought along with you for further disposition.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
July 1, 1863-10 a. m.

Colonel J. B. WALTON,

Chief of Artillery:

The commanding general desires you to move your command out this morning, following General Hood and camping near him on the other side to he mountain. General McLaws will move first, when Johnston's division now passing, shall be out of his way, and General Hood will follow General McLaws. It will accordingly be some hours before you will have to move out.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[27.]

HEADQUARATERS,

Near Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863-5,30 p. m.

Colonel J. B. WALTON,

Chief of Artillery, Commanding:

COLONEL: The commanding general desires you to come on to-night as far as youcan without distressing your men and animals. Ewell and Hill have sharply engaged the enemy to-day and you will be wanted for to-morrow's battle. Let us know where you stop to-night. The action to-day has been vigorous and successful. The enemy was driven two or three miles and out of Gettysburg without hesitation. General Rodes now occupies the town. The enemy's loss in prisoners and casualties considerable. Our light. Major-General Heth wounded; not dangerously.

I am, very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[27.]


HEADQUARTERS,
July 3, 1863. (Received 1,30 p. m.)

Colonel WALTON:

COLONEL: Let the batteries open. Order great care and precision in firing. In the batteries at the Peach Orchard cannot be used against the point we intend attacking let them open on the enemy on Rocky Hill.

Most respectfully,

J. LONSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

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