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2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade
Army USA
Corps 2
Division 3
Brigade 3
Commander Col. George L. Willard (k)
Location North Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge
Col. George L. Willard
Col. Eliakim Sherrill
Lieut. Col. James M. Bull
39th(4Cos.) 111th 126th New York Infantry

July 2. Took position in the morning along Cemetery Ridge at right of the Angle. Near sunset went to the left to support Third Corps. Charged Brig. Gen. Barksdale's Brigade in the wooded swale at the head of Plum Run forcing it back and capturing many prisoners. The 39th New York recaptured Battery I 5th U. S. from the 21st Miss. Col. Willard was killed and Brig. Gen. Barksdale mortally wounded. At dark the Brigade returned and was held in reserve.

July 3. Engaged on the skirmish line with much loss. At 3 P. M. after a terrific cannonade of two hours the Brigade was moved up to the line of the Second Brigade and assisted in repulsing Longstreet's assault in which Col. Sherrill was mortally wounded. A large detail from the Brigade under Capt. Armstrong of the 125th New York and the 8th Ohio on the skirmish line withdrew to the right and poured in a deadly fire upon the left of the assaulting lines and then charging captured prisoners and flags.

Casualties Killed 11 Officers 128 Men Wounded 26 Officers 516 Mer Captured or Missing 33 Men Total 714

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