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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Front Royal 21 miles a little before Sundown - crossed the Shenandoah at the junction of the the [sic] Rivers, on a pontoon bridge - Had a good laugh on the Stragglers who took a "near cut" as they supposed and waded the two Rivers good for them!

Longstreets corps ahead skirmishing with Yankee Cavalry. Aleck & McQueen not up yet left us two miles beyond Winchester to visit some old acquaintances. All the Privates up except Jack Morgan. LeRoy in com- mand of Co. C and says