On June 30, 1863, a Tuesday, the brigade left its camp near Chambersburg and marched 8 miles on the Chambersburg Pike to just east of Fayetteville, in the vicinity of the village of Greenwood.

There, at the western foot of the South Mountains, they bivouacked again, according to Spartan Band diarist William H. Hill. It was warm and “showery,” as it had been since Monday.

Around them the rest of Longstreet’s Corps, particularly McLaws’s and Hood’s divisions, was concentrating.

“Many think we will soon move on Baltimore,” 17th Mississippi diarist Robert A. Moore wrote. “Know not the whereabouts of the enemy.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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