War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 0711 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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have borne in this eventful campaign, and whatever misrepresentation or prejudice may have set against them, they nevertheless deserve the gratitude of their country.

I have the honor to be, respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, March 27, 1864.

GENERAL: Will you have the kindness to attach the inclosed copy of a letter written to Colonel S. S. Carroll, commanding brigade, Second Corps, dated Warrentown Junction, Va., July 29, 1863, to my report of the battle of Gettysburg? Colonel Carroll never furnished me a report of the part taken by his command in that battle. I had presumed that he had done so to General Gibbon until I read General Gibbon's public letter complaining of my omissions. I will publish a card, with a view to setting the matter right.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, April 6, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General, with the request that General Howard's wishes may be complied with.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH CORPS, Warrenton Junction, Va., July 29, 1863. Colonel S. S. CARROLL, Commanding Brigade, Second Corps:

COLONEL: I wish to thank you for the prompt support you gave me on the evening of July 2, at Gettysburg, on the extreme right of General Ames' division. I was particularly weak at that point, having only a single thin line, through which the enemy were just breaking. You came up quickly, deployed, and moved into position after your old style. For this and for your subsequent patience in strengthening that position until the close of the attack on July 3, I tender you my hearty thanks.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ELEVENTH CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Near Catlett's Station, Va., August 27, 1863.

GENERAL: In compliance with Paragraph III,

Special Orders, Numbers 227, current series, from headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have