The Battle Of Gettysburg.

Highly Interesting Details.

Terrific Scenes On The Battlefield.

Fearful Carnage.

The Triumph Of Federal Arms.

Gettysburg : A Remembrance

July 04, 1999

We subjoin a variety of additional interesting details of the sanguinary battle fought at Gettysburg, Pa., on Friday last:

The Great Battle of Friday.

[Correspondence of the N.Y. Times.]

Near Gettysburg, Saturday, July 4th. -- Another great battle was fought yesterday afternoon, resulting in a magnificent success to the national arms.

At two o'clock P.M., Longstreet's whole corps advanced from the rebel centre against our centre. The enemy's forces were hurled upon our position by columns in mass, and also in lines of battle. Our centre was held by Gen. Hancock, with the noble old Second army corps, aided by Gen. Doubleday's division of the First corps.

The rebels first opened a terrific artillery bombardment to demoralize our men, and then moved their forces with great impetuosity upon our position. Hancock received the attack with great firmness, and after a furious battle, lasting until 5 o'clock, the enemy were driven from the field, Longstreet's corps being almost annihilated.

The battle was a most magnificent spectacle. It was fought on an open plain, just south of Gettysburg, with not a tree to interrupt the view. The courage of our men was perfectly sublime.

At 5 P.M. what was left of the enemy retreated in utter confusion, leaving dozens of flags, and Gen. Hancock estimated at least five thousand killed and wounded on the field.

The battle was fought by Gen. Hancock with splendid valor. He won imperishable honor, and Gen. Meade thanked him in the name of the army and the country. He was wounded in the thigh, but remained on the field.

The number of prisoners taken is estimated at 3,000, including at least two Brigadier Generals -- Olmstead, of Georgia, and another -- both wounded.

The conduct of our veterans was perfectly magnificent. More than twenty battle flags were taken by our troops. Nearly every regiment has one. The Nineteenth Massachusetts captured four. The repulse was so disastrous to the enemy that Longstreet's corps is perfectly used up. General Gibbon was wounded in the shoulder. Gen. Webb was wounded and remained on the field. Col. Hammell, of the 66th New York, was wounded in the arm.

At 7 o'clock last evening Gen. Meade ordered the third corps, supported by the sixth, to attack the enemy's right, which was done, and the battle lasted until dark, when a good deal of ground had been gained.

During the day Ewell's corps kept up a desultory attack upon Slocum on the right, but was repulsed.

Our cavalry is to-day playing savagely upon the enemy's flank and rear. L.L. Crounse.

From Another Times Correspondent.

Gettysburg, Friday, July 3. - The experience of all the tried and veteran officers of the army of the Potomac tells of no such desperate conflict as has been in progress during this day. The cannonading of Chancellorsville, Malvern and Manassas were pastimes compared with this. At the headquarters where I write, sixteen of the horses of Gen. Meade's staff officers were killed by shell. The house was completely riddled. The chief of staff, Gen. Butterfield, was knocked down by a fragment of case shot. Col. Dickinson, assistant adjutant general, had the bone of his wrist pierced through by a piece of shell. Lieut. Oliver, of General Butterfield's staff, was struck in the head; and Capt. Carpenter, of General Meade's escort, was wounded in the eye.

While I write the ground about me is covered thick with the rebel dead, mingled with our own.

It is near sunset. Our troops hold the field, with many rebel prisoners in their hands. The enemy has been magnificently repulsed for three days - repulsed on all sides - most magnificently to-day. Every effort made by him since Wednesday morning to penetrate Meade's lines has been foiled. The final results of the action I hope to be able to give you at a later hour this evening. S. Wilkeson.

Another Stirring Account.

[Correspondence of the Phila. Inquirer.]

On the Field Battle, Near Gettysburg, Saturday, July 4 -- 10 P.M. -- Our last report left off at Friday morning. The battle was then raging with such ferocity as has never been known in the annals of war. Our lines formed an arc, something the shape of a horseshoe, the arc being directly in front of Gettysburg, one line of artillery being in front of the cemetery, which is located upon a high hill directly in front of the town on the east side. Our right ran along the Baltimore pike, and our left on the Taneytown plank road.

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