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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 40

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Bloody Fight ± T S t~ EDITOR'S N0TE*-On§ hcmdfid outeidc a one of history's climactic bflUIw WW fmifiht m the roll. small Gettysburg. Here is the way a reporter on the scene might have covered the event* which ted tip to one of the blortdiest military engagements of all time. By TOM HENSHAW GETTYSBURG, July 1, 1863 (AP)—Adviance units of the Union and Confederate armies clashed by accident around this small South-Central Pennsylvania town today. The outnumbered Federal forces were driven back into defensive positions on high ground smith of Gettysburg, a town of 2,4to some 0$ miles north of Washington. A major battle was forecast for tomorrow as Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, or* dered most of his 88,000 men into the battlefront. The top available strength of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Gen. Robert E* Lee, is reported to be some 75.000 men. An troops took estimated and 36,000 Union Confederates Losses were high, particularly on the Federal side. The Union 1st and 11th Corps were reported decimated. The Iron Brigade lost 1,200 of 1,800 men. The 24th Mich- way out except a very narrow igan suffered 80 per cent casual- doorway; but the enemy had already piled up a barrier of dead Union soldiers in its front, and pact mass (of fleeing frten), / sudden panic arose. Our* regi ment headed into an alley* "Unfortunately, it offered 46,000 part in today's fighting, which raged until early evening through the streets of Gettysburg and across ridges and wheat fields west of town. TO KEEP YOUNG STAY HEALTHY Anyone who lived to be fifty about a hundred years ago was considered very fortunate. Few were actively healthy at forty. Now, average life expectancy is in the seventies. You are young as long as you have good health. New medical techniques assure more accurate diagnosis. New drugs, hormones and vitamins are positive acting. Go to your physician quickly when sick. He can help you to stay healthy and young. ties. Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, 42, of Lancaster, Pa., commander of the Union forces in the field, was killed by a sniper. Brig. Gen. James J. Archer, 46, a Maryland man serving in the Southern army, was captured. The fighting began about 5:30 a.m. when the 13th Alabama regiment, advancing on Gettysburg from the west to forage for shoes, ran into a pickej t post of Brig. _ _ Gen. John Buford s Union Cav- ^ g ^ rf Montgom k ?sJffia z Wit & £x*t Tonight, as the two great armies gather for the impending batting, the Union defensive line resembled a fishhook with its two-thirds of the regiment was lost." The flight of Howard's corps uncovered the right flank of Reynolds' corps, now led by Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday, and Doubleday's men retreated to stronger defensive positions on Cemetery Ridge, south of town. Atnloh Reunion r L at The annual Amtoh reunion was held June 23 at Lincoln Park Hi Galesburg. Members were from Rio, New Windsor, Roekford, Wyoming, Galesburg, Rock Island, Moline, Victoria, Altona, Wataga, Milan, East Moline and Woodhull. ' r A potluck dinner was served. Officers eleeted for next year were: President, Mrs. Beth Meadows, daleaburg; vice presi- Mrs. Dorothea Corry, Rock* and secretary, Mrs. Betty Petterson, Rock Island; recrea- committee consists of Donald ard, Altona; Becky Lynn Patterson, Victoria; Rudy Isaacson, Galesburg and Cletus Devlin, Woodhull. •IT % SAM DAWSON NEW YORK <AP)~G*tth1g L•Ilk!; and to talk the leading problem Is that ufi leaders and members af e con reaction or cutting out security, to the li same the other - says-is being attacked on several fronts. Mutual suspicion and seemingly irreconcilable aims are stumbling blocks in this year's testing ! of the collective bargaining technique. v one approach is the continuing negotiating committee such as has just scored a success in the steel industry--* labor pact without the shadow of a strike deadline. Another is the public mediator •the third man who listens to chines are executives are, aries, while management thinks labor is only bent on making j ment it may trouble and grabbing a 1. To manage' Productivity, for example, win* one thine to management more. The hassle firemen 'on dicsel locomotives is a much and another to most employes. fMt sample. Or Job security can the boss greater productivity, mean to workers shorter while management might fewer on the payrolls an time when orders call for means turning Out more goods lower per unit cost. To most means > There were 65 members pres-j both sides' conflicting views of the The Union rout was stemmed | en t an( j two visitors. The oldest member other's demands and goals and reconcile them, in the youngest, David Lee Gather, P^'s interest Heth on a ridge a mile west town until Reynolds* 1st Corps Infantry arrived and charged Augustus it YOUR DOCTOR you need a medicine. Pick up your prescription if shopping nearby, or we will deliver promptly without extra charge. A great many people entrust us with their prescriptions. May we compound yours? HAWTHORNE DRUG CO. 15 E. MAIN ST, If your Prescribes It Hawthorne Has Copyright 1961 i K into the fray. Union artilleryman Buell described the fighting like thus: Jp and down the line men were reeling and falling; splinters flying from wheels and axles where bullets hit; in rear, horses tearing and plunging, drivers yelling, shells bursting, shots shrieking overhead, howling about our cars or throwing up great clouds of dust where they struck. "But not a man or boy flinched or faltered." Shortly ^fter noon, Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard's 11th Army Corps marched in from the south and was immediately engaged by the first units of Lt. Gem Richard S. Swell's Confederate corps, coming from the north. Howard's corps, the smallest in the Army of the Potomac with less than 10,000 men, broke after heavy fighting and fled through the town. A Union officer gave a graphic account of the scene. "The confusion was great," he said. "The Confederates poured voll-v after volley into the corn- East Moline. Next year's reunion will be held at Starved Rock Park. La Salle. Jiine 28. i + tered remnants of Howard awaits reinforcement. With shaft running along Cemetery Ridge, its hook turning arounc Cemetery Hill, where the shat And still another, tired notable success in at least one instance in Britain, Is for an outsider to talk to workers individually and in groups, and to company officials, too. 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