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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near Flint Hill - Two days rations flour & beef to cook Some of the boys at their old games "pressed" enough Whiskey to get gloriously tight - I captured a Canteen of it & treated Co C.-Heard three report of cannon & heavy Skirmishing about midnight.

July 24th Roused up at break of day & took up line [of] march at 5 oclk travelled over worst kind of road got in half mile of Eastham [?] River. Heaths Division pitching into two Divisions of Yankee Cavalry 4 or 5 Rebels Killed Yanks