"On the 2d July, Longstreet's corps, with the exception of one division, having arrived, we attempted to dislodge the enemy, and,
though we gained some ground, we were unable to get possession of his position."
-General Robert E. Lee
July 4, 1863
Letter to CSA President Jefferson Davis
"The highest praise is due to both officers and men for their conduct during the campaign. The privations
and hardships of the march and camp were cheerfully encountered, and borne with a fortitude unsurpassed by our ancestors in their
struggle for independence, while their courage in battle entitles them to rank with the soldiers of any army and of any time. Their
forbearance and discipline, under strong provocation to retaliate for the cruelty of the enemy to our own citizens, is not their least
claim to the respect and admiration of their countrymen and of the world."