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At Fredericksburg, McLaws' defensive preparations sheltered the Division when it manned a long trench behind a stone wall while its batteries occupied well-dug pits. From this position. the Division slaughtered the charging Federals at very little cost to themselves.

At Cha noel lorsvllle the Division blocked the Federal advance while Jackson performed his epic flank march. Then it counter-marched toward Fredericksburg to attack an isolated Union corps. Although McLaws was the most senior major-general in the army, his failure to show initiative and his deference to General Jubal Early robbed the Division of a great opportunity. Consequently, when Lee reorganised the army after Jackson's death, he passed over McLaws when promoting men to corps command.

The Division was well content to continue its association with McLaws. Although they made fun of his fussiness and rigidity in enforcing regulations by

Brigadier-General Joseph Brevard Kershaw, a South Carolina lawyer and legislator, had served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War. He was 41 years old by the time he got to Gettysburg.

nicknaming him "Make Laws", they appreciated his close attention to their needs off the battlefield and caution when using them in combat. By July 1863, McLaws and his Division had been together longer than anybody else in Lee's army.

Colonel Cabell's Artillery Battalion supported the Division. The Battalion was a thoroughly veteran outfit.

KERSHAW'S BRIGADE

Brigadier-General Joseph Brevard Kershaw

6 Staff and Field Officers

2nd South Carolina

8th South Carolina

Volunteer Regiment

Volunteer Regiment

Colonel John Doby Kennedy

Co/one/ John Williford Henagan

412 troops present for duty equipped

300 troops present for duty equipped

3rd South Carolina

15th South Carolina

Volunteer Regiment

Volunteer Regiment

Major Robert Clayton Maffett

Colonel William Davie de Saussure

406 troops present for duty equipped

448 troops present for duty equipped

7th South Carolina

3rd South Carolina

Volunteer Regiment

Volunteer Battalion

Lieutenent-Colonel Elbert Bland

Lieutenant-Colonel William George Rice

408 troops present for duty equipped

203 troops present for duty equipped

BARKSDALE'S BRIGAOE

Brigadier-General William Barksdale

4 Staff and Field Officers

13th Mississippi Volunteer

18th Mississippi Volunteer

Infantry Regiment

Infantry Regiment

Colonel James W. Carter

Colonel Thomas M. Griffin

481 troops present for duty equipped

242 troops present for duty equipped

17th Mississippi Volunteer

21st Mississippi Volunteer

Infantry Regiment

Infantry Regiment

Colonel William Dunbar Holder

Colonel Benjamin Grubb Humphreys

469 troops present for duty equipped

424 troops present for duty equipped

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