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March 8th 1886
I have been delayed by sickness from completing the manuscript as promised, but having it well underway hope to send it during this week.
The map, you sent me, is of no value in the discussion. Genl [sic] Lee had a marked[?] line of defense which that map does not show; upon which the Confederates retired + occupied on the 3d July after Picketts [sic] charge. Nor does the map show the proper position of the forces on either side. It seems to have omitted McLaws Division and some others. I will therefore send you mine, with the understanding that is to be returned to me.
I delivered an address, on the “Battle of Gettysburg” before the Georgia Historical Society, which incidentally discusses the question at issue as to Genl Meades chance of success should he have assaulted Genl [sic] Lee; if you desire to read it and if it pleases to publish it, I will try and lend you a copy, from that in the Society rooms.
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McLaws, Lafayette, "Letter: Lafayette McLaws to Isaac R. Pennypacker, March 8, 1886" (1886). Lafayette McLaws Papers. 1.
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