] 4) April 2: Lee sends three brigades under Anderson to cover reorganization of Pickett's command

The condition of our army was daily-becoming more desperate. Starvation literal starvation was doing it's deadly work. So depleted and poisoned was the blood of many of Lee's men from insufficient and unsound food that a slight wound which would probably not have been reported at the beginning of the war would often cause blood-poisoning, gangrene and death."

Gen. Gordon at the siege of Petersburg.

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