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The Fourteenth at Gettysburg (32)
Harper's Weekly, November 21, 1863
 
Synopsis of "The Fourteenth at Gettysburg"
An army adjutant tells the story of how one small company captured six Confederate regimental flags. The company, from Connecticut, is brought in to help relieve some of the companies that have been fighting at Gettysburg. After clearing a barn of Confederate sharpshooters, the troops, after a short break in the action, are set upon by enemy guns. By careful maneuvering, the small company is able to fool the enemy into thinking there are many more of them than there actually are. In this way, they are able to capture six regimental flags, nearly a brigade of prisoners, and countless weapons. After the battle, one hundred men remain fit for duty, with no officers killed, though seven were wounded.
 
"The Fourteenth at Gettysburg" Story from Harper's Weekly
The Fourteenth at Gettysburg
Harper's Weekly, November 21, 1863, pages 747 (3) -748 (1-4)
 
Additional Material Relevant to "The Fourteenth at Gettysburg"
 
Historical Background
The Battle of Gettysburg
Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1863, page 471 (3-4)
 
Military Background
General Longstreet
Harper's Weekly, July 9, 1864, page 445 (1)
 
Commentary
Rebel Exultation
Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1863
 
Illustrations
 


The Battle of Gettysburg—Longstreet’s Attack
Harper's Weekly, August 8, 1863, pages 504(1) – 505 (4)

 


The Harvest of Death—Gettysburg
Harper's Weekly, July 22, 1865, page 452 (1-4)

 


Jeff Davis’s Face
Harper's Weekly, July 18, 1863, page 464 (1-2)

 

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