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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Division that went in Battle on the 3rd of July - and Wilcox Alabamians and the Floridians alone saved the centre from being broken. Gen Lee himself tried to rally Picketts Division & could not.

When the Secret history of the war is Known - then we will get justice I hope - The men say that no matter how bravely they act they get no credit for it at home or abroad and I think they are more than half right. The wear & tear of this Campaign has made us reckless and if they continue to make our