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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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Brigade of 250 men do the work of a full Brigade of 4000 It strikes me that their will Soon be none left. I feel just like I would not turn on my heel to save the Western Hemisphere so the infernal Yankees were destroyed first.

Bro Joe is well but his feet are almost a solid blister LeRoy is well but tired down he is in command of Co C. McQueen & Aleck left us Six miles the other side of Winchester and I havnt seen them since. They were both well I believe I know Aleck