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At dawn, the last Confederate occupiers of Carlisle, Pennsylvania leave the town

Rufus Watson Wharton, detail
07/01/1863
When the Second Corps had marched away from Carlisle, they had left the First North Carolina Sharpshooters Battalion under Major Rufus Watson Wharton, who had served as the occupied town's military governor for the last three days, to wait till all units had left and then serve as rearguard.  After paroling prisoners General Jenkins' mounted infantry brought in, Wharton and his men left Carlisle around dawn.  That afternoon, Union troops under General William Smith reached the town, to the great, but temporary, relief of the population. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
 Harry Willcox Pfanz, Gettysburg: The First Day (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001), 22.
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