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 Posted: Tue Jul 31st, 2007 12:06 am
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Ole, KO,

I agree. My image of the roads of that era center around a famous picture of the Chambersburg Pike going into Gettysburg, taken shortly after the battle. The guy standing in the road, I think, is Mathew Brady.

There was a full moon on June 30. Check this web site:

Here's other corps marches:
Sykes' 5th Corps took two days to go 23 miles to reach Union Mills by June 30. On Juy 1, it marched 12 miles to Hanover, and after a brief respite, did another 8 miles when word of fighting in Gettysburg arrived. They halted at midnight, but by 4 a.m. on July 2, did 4 more miles to the battlefield.

Samuel Crawford's Pennsylvania Reserves marched 25 miles on July 1, then 10 more on July 2.

I detect a sense of urgency by Meade in all of this.

Hey, I walk four miles every morning and sometimes an additional 4 miles in the evening, and I'm whipped.

Last edited on Tue Jul 31st, 2007 01:08 am by PvtClewell

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