Item description: Diary of William D. Alexander, Company C, 37th North Carolina, containing an entry made on the field during Pickett’s Charge at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.
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firing commenced at dawn this morning but no general fight yet. 9 1/2 A.M.
3 P.M. we are charging the heights. 5 P.M. we are repulsed with great slaughter.
we hold the old lines the night.