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5th Corps, 1st Division
Army USA
Corps 5
Division 1
Brigade n/a
Commander Brig. Gen. James Barnes
Location Sickles Avenue, north of the Loop
Brig. General James Barnes

First Brigade Col. Wm. S. Tilton
Second Brigade Col. J. B. Sweitzer
Third Brigade Col. Strong Vincent
Col. Jas. C. Rice

July 2. Crossed Rock Creek in the morning and was massed on Baltimore Pike with the Corps until between 4 and 5 P. M. then moved to the left by command of Gen. Sykes to the support of Third Corps line. The Third Brigade in the advance hastened to take possession of Little Round Top. The First and Second Brigades crossed Plum Run and the Wheatfield to the further edge of the woods beyond near the Rose House. First Brigade was formed on the right of Second. These Brigades were more or less engaged until after sundown when with other troops on the line were compelled to retire to a line extending north from the summit of Little Round Top.

July 3. The Third Brigade was relieved by the First Brigade and joined Second Brigade north of Little Round Top. Remained in these positions until the close of the battle except reconnaissance to the front.

Casualties Killed 14 Officers 153 Men Wounded 55 Officers 539 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 142 Men Total 904

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