2 thoughts on “Research Question: July 2, 1863

  1. James F. Epperson September 19, 2011 / 4:55 am

    My understanding is they were surprised to find III Corps in the Peach Orchard when they started to deploy. Every account I have read indicates this.

  2. Ray O'Hara (@RAYOHARA) September 19, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    Gottfried in his Brigades of Gettysburg says McLaws was shocked to see Yankees in the Peach Orchad and along the Emmitsburg road as Kershaw’s Brigade began to deploy between 2:30 and 3:00 . He had been assured no Federals were nearby, this accoint starts on page 402 in the chapter on McLawss.
    Lee had denied McLaws request earlier to do a personal reconnaissance and that Longstreet ordered him to stay with his division.

    of course it was all Stuart’s fault 😉

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