War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 1087 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

Near Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.

Report of the position of Second Army Corps, General Gibbon commanding:

Right rests on road to Taneytown, and thence the line extends to the left, east of and nearly parallel to the Gettysburg and Emmitsburg road, one-half mile.

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Second Division has single line thrown 40 to 60 yards in front general line. Pickets on right, in front of Emmitsburg road, but line crosses it to rear, extending to the left.

Ammunition train one-half mile to rear, on Taneytown road. Other wagons at Westminster. The ground adjacent to the position is practicable for movement of artillery and infantry. No woods.

N. H. DAVIS,

Assistant Inspector-General, U. S. Army.

HARRISBURG, July 2. 1863.

His Excellency JOEL PARKER,

Governor of New Jersey:

How soon will you send forward more troops? I cannot magnify the necessity for their presence at the earliest possible moment.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

TRENTON, July 2, 1863.

His Excellency Governor CURTIN,

Harrisburg:

I am doing all I can to raise troops. They are coming in slowly. I will send as fast as possible, by companies.

JOEL PARKER.