"I have the honor to submit herewith a report of the operations of this army during the month of July, including the battle of Gettysburg..."
"Our own losses were very severe, two thousand eight hundred and thirty-four killed, thirteen thousand seven hundred and nine wounded, and six thousand six hundred and forty-three missing - in all twenty-three thousand, one hundred and eighty-six."
"It is impossible, in a report of this nature, to enumerate all the the instances of gallantry and good conduct which distinguished oue success on the hard-fought field of Gettysburg. The reports of corps commanders and their subordinates, herewith submitted, will furnish all information upon this subject."
Much to Mead's relief, it was on the first day at Gettysburg that the Confederates made a terrible mistake. Read about it here.
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