Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863

From: Bryan, Council A., Papers, 1862-1902, Collection M87-35

Letter Describing Florida Brigade's Retreat from Gettysburg, 1863

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Court House

I think it will come off nearer Richmond our troops are in good fighting order and we are ready for the Blue bellies any time - Ewells Corps has not yet joined us - it came a different route by Manas- sas Gap - (We came through Chestnut Gap) and will probably reach here tomorrow

I see the Richmond papers give all the credit of the hard fighting in the Centre to Picketts Division of Virginians. a more cowardly Set of fellows never disgraced our uniform than the 2d & 3rd Lines of that