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Longstreet's Corps
Army CSA
Corps 1
Division n/a
Brigade n/a
Commander Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet
Location West Confederate Avenue, south of Millerstown Road
Lieutenant General James Longstreet

McLaws's Division Major General Lafayette McLaws
Pickett's Division Major General George E. Pickett
Hood's Division Major General John B. Hood
Brigadier General E. M. Law
Artillery Reserve
Ten Batteries Colonel J. B. Walton

July 1. McLaws' Division encamped about four miles from Gettysburg a little after dark. Hood's Division reached the same distance about 12 P. M. Law's Brigade on picket at New Guilford. Pickett's Division guarding trains at Chambersburg.

July 2. Moved that portion of the command which was up to gain the Emmitsburg Road on Union left. Delayed attack until 3.30 P. M. when Law's Brigade joined from New Guilford. McLaws' Division in position facing Union left. About 4 P. M. Hood's Division moved further to the right and took position partially enveloping Union left. The batteries opened about 4 P. M. upon Union troops on Emmitsburg Road Hood's Division pressing on left and McLaws' in front the Union troops were dislodged. The engagement lasted until nearly night with heavy losses. The ground gained on the front was held. The left was withdrawn to first Union position at Peach Orchard.

July 3. Pickett's Division reached the field at 9 A. M. Pickett's Heth's and part of Pender's Divisions were ordered to form column of assault on Union centre on Cemetery Hill. The batteries opened about 1 P. M. About 3 P. M. Pickett advanced in good order under a severe fire and was repulsed at the stone wall losing heavily McLaws' and Hood's Divisions were not seriously engaged during the day and night.

July 4. The Corps took up the line of march during the night.

Casualties Killed 910 Wounded 4339 Captured or Missing 2290 Total 7539
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