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March 17, 1863

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1861-1864

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Alfred Carpenter's Letter on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg  (excerpt)

 

We arrived at Gettysburg on the eve of the 1st inst. And were placed in position to the left of Cemetery Hill, near the left center of the line, 1st, 11th and 12th Corps to our right, 3rd and 4th to our left.

A. P. Carpenter         Warrenton Junction, Va. July 30, 1863

 

 

 

Matthew Marvin's Bound Diary

 

 

Wednesday, July 1, 1863

Packed up and started about
8 0'clock Am went back through
Union town turned to the Right
Passed through Taneytown & at
Dark we formed a line of Battle
One mile south of Gettiesburg
We got little or no sleep at all
Rumor say we took 1500 prisoners
Their was several men Sun….
On the road through L….. &
….of the time Gen Gibbon
in command of the Corp & Gen
Harrow the division Col H….
… Col Colville [relieved from arrest]……………
& comd Regt. Weather L…

Rain very warm

Marched 14 miles

Matthew Marvin's Loose Leaf Diary

 

 

Wednesday July 1st 1863

Packed up and started about 8 0'clock
Passed through Union town turned to
The right & passed through Taney Town &
about 4 o'clock we began to see teams
Teamsters soldiers & Stragglers mostly of the
eleventh Corps they set all sorts of
rumors afloat in the columne
of Batteries taken & lost of whole brigades
lost & captures & that they had seen
over sixty dead Cavalrymen all their
rumors of hard fought battles went into
one ear and out of the other the 2nd Corp
has soldiered to long to believe all
they herd froom the half moon. At dark
we formed our line of battle about 4
miles south of Gettysburg Three times
we got permission to have fires & twice
they were put out four times we made
coffee & three times we threw it away
packed up & fell in at last the order
came to build brest works that we should
stay all night we wer not allowed to ….
a raid & their was no wood so we pulled
splinters & bark off of the rails I had just
got to sleep when the Picket detail came
& headquarters Guard Hospital Guard &….
Of ours we all laughfed when that came Oh yes

Marched 18 miles Weather L….y & Rain

 

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