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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they are a hard set to manage.

July 23rd Started at 6 oclk. our Division the advance of the Corps ascended the mountain till 11 oclk when the descent began, a clear cold mountain branch marks the turning point.

Brother Joe gave out & I gave him my horse - His feet are badly blistered from new Shoes. Left Isaac Red sick in Front Royal to come on with Ewell's Corps. a hard days march though we only marched 10 miles but these mountain roads are awful camped at our old ground