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Hurry up and wait

July 1, 1863, was the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg—in which a Confederate division under General Henry C. Heth, approaching Gettysburg in a recon-in-force, collided with a Union cavalry screen. For Barksdale’s Brigade, camped at Greenwood, about fourteen … Continue reading

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