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Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

About 4 p. m. I was ordered to the breastworks, to relieve the Fortysixth Pennsylvania, which I did. While taking that position, the enemy`s sharpshooters annoyed us considerably, but without injury. While in this position, I had only 1 man wounded, and he was shot in the arm. Near 6 p. m. I received orders from you to report to Colonel Carman, Thirteenth New Jersey, for the purpose of proceeding about 3 or 4 miles to the rear with my regiment, the Thirteenth New Jersey, and Fifth Connecticut, to act a sustaining force to General Gregg, who was hard pressed by the enemy`s cavalry. On our arrival near the scene of action, it was about dark, and the fighting had ceased; were ordered into camp until morning, expecting to renew the attack at an early hour. In the morning it was ascertained the enemy had disappeared. This finishes the part which my regiment took in the battle of Gettysburg, it being the first action in which the regiment had been engaged since I assumed command, June 23. I am highly pleased with the conduct of the officers and men; prompt and ready to obey orders; willing to do any duty assigned them without murmuring.

I am, colonel, your obedient servant,

N. M. CRANE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Colonel S. COLGROVE,

Twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteers.

NEAR KELLY`S FORD, VA.,

August 13, 1863.

SIR: The following is the number of men of this regiment in line at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 2, and 3:




Officers and men.

July 1.

July 2.

July 3.



Officers

26

26

26



Enlisted men

293

293

293



Total

319

319

319



Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. M. CRANE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant ROBERT P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 291 Report of Lieutenant Colonel Martin Flood, Third Wisconsin Infantry.

CAMP NEAR FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, VA.,

June 16, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor respectfully to report that pursuant to orders from Brigadier-General Ruger, commanding brigade, I



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Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.