Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

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General Ewell watched Rodes's division begin its attack from Oak Ridge, and then, when the Eleventh Corps filed onto the plain north of the town, he trotted downhill to Rodes's left. As he passed the rifled guns of Capt. William P. Carter's King William Artillery, a shell burst close by, and one of its fragments struck and killed his horse. The horse dropped at once and pitched the lieutenant general to the ground. Artillerymen ran to his assistance, and soon Ewell was mounted again. He protested that he had not been hurt, though he must have been shaken, and he and his staff continued their ride to the left and Early's front. 1

Since Gordon's brigade's attack was over when Ewell reached its front, Ewell and Gordon watched Rodes's and Early's men push into the northern edge of the town. It must have been about this time that Maj. Henry Kyd Douglas, adjutant of Johnson's division, reported to Ewell with a welcome message from General Johnson. Johnson and his division, with the corps train, had been sent from Carlisle back down the Cumberland Valley toward Chambersburg and had bivouacked on the previous night around Scotland at the foot of the west slope of South Mountain. On the morning of I July the division and the train marched for Gettysburg over the Chambersburg Pike and had received precedence over Longstreet's corps, a questionable decision to be sure. The soldiers of the division first heard the sounds of battle at Cashtown Pass and soon saw couriers, probably from Ewell, gallop up to General Johnson. Now, several hours later, Douglas found Ewell with some staff officers on what he remembered as a hill overlooking Gettysburg. Douglas probably told Ewell of the division's


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