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This comes from the Official Records:

HEADQUARTERS ELEVENTH ARMY CORPS,
May 22, 1863.
General Schurz expressed in a conversation with me on the 19th instant his desire to go with his division to some other army. I wondered at it at the time. I believe that it would militate against him and his command to be transferred at this juncture. I withdraw my request, and will make every effort to reconcile all difficulties arising from the different nationalities in this command.

Respectfully,
O. O. HOWARD,
Major-General.

Howard wrote this as an 'indorsement' and clearly he was trying to mitigate the perception the rest of the world had of his Germans — his 'different nationalities.'

Gettysburg did not bring out the best in many commanding generals on both sides, and yet...

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