Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863
The March To Gettysburg
From the Diary of Wheelock G. Veazey,
Colonel 16th Vermont Regiment.
(Original at Vermont Historical Society)
(Contributed by Allan Keyes, Arkeyesq@aol.com)
Wed. June 24, 1863
Have an order to march tomorrow to join 1st Army Corps at Guilford Station. Gen'l Reynolds. Very glad to get away from this place.
Thurs. June 25, 1863
Marched to Coppels Mills this P.M.
Friday June 26, 1863
Marched from Coppels Mills near Centreville to within 3 miles of Guilford Station. Very arduous march owing to the delays by the teams in front.
Saturday June 27, 1863
***across Edward Ferry passed the Vt. 1st Brigade. crossed on pontoon bridge.
Sunday June 28, 1863
***from near Edward Ferry toward Frederick Md.
Monday June 29, 1863
***to Adamsville. My Regt was on rear guard--very hard road passed through Frederick. Gen'l very cross. Says we have no discipline.
Tuesday June 30, 1863
***to Emmitsburg. Very severe march. Men are footsore. Have marched 108 miles in 6 days.
Wednesday July 1, 1863
Marched to battlefield near Gettysburg but did not arrive in season. Our forces driven back. took position in the line of battle. Very severe march.