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and did receive a severe fire from one of our own batteries, from^ which fire I lost several men killed and wounded. This was from a,two-gun battery (brass pieces), stationed on the side of the hill where General Kodes' headquarters were at the opening of the engagement. Again, on July 3d, while my command was lying in line of battle, I sent a request back for our batteries, stationed on the hill near the pike leading from Gettysburg to Fairfield, to shell some houses in my front for the purpose of dislodging the enemy's sharpshooters. The battery opened fire its fire taking effect on my men. We raised our flag, and sent them word that they were firing on us. They did not cease fire. I lost several men wounded by the fire of this battery.
I make this statement for the purpose of putting on record my protest against such indifference and negligence on the part of those in command of those two batteries. I have made every effort to find out the batteries, and have failed so far. I am, Major, yours, &c.,