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5th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade
Army USA
Corps 5
Division 2
Brigade 1
Commander Col. Hannibal Day
Location Ayres Avenue, Houck's Ridge
Col. Hannibal Day
3D (6 Cos.) 4th (4 Cos.) 6th (5 Cos.)
12th (8 Cos.) 14th (8 Cos.) U. S. Infantry

July 2. Moved left in front with the Division late in the day from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and Third Corps line. Halted on north slope of Little Round Top. Third Brigade in advance went to the support of Third Brigade First Division. The Brigade preceded by Second Brigade advanced across Plum Run Valley and on to the hill beyond and formed line in rear of Second Brigade facing the Wheatfield through which First Division Second Corps was advancing perpendicular to the line of the Brigade. Later advanced supporting Second Brigade towards left when Union forces on the right and front having been driven back by superior numbers the Brigade retired under a heavy musketry fire on its front and flank to Little Round Top and at night to the woods on the east side.

July 3. Remained in same position.

July 4. Made a reconnaissance to the front supported by Second Brigade First Division Sixth Corps forcing in the Confederate pickets and drawing the fire of artillery.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 45 Men Wounded 13 Officers 305 Men Captured or Missing 18 Men Total 382

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