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5th Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade
Army USA
Corps 5
Division 2
Brigade 2
Commander Col. Sidney Burbank
Location Ayres Avenue, Houck's Ridge
Col. Sidney Burbank
2D (6 Cos.) 7th (4 Cos.) 1Oth (3 Cos.)
11th (6 Cos.) 17th (7 Cos.) U. S. Infantry

July 2. Arrived in the morning and formed on the right of Twelfth Corps afterwards crossed Rock Creek and remained near the Baltimore Pike until late in the day then moved with the Division to the north slope of ottle Round Top and soon advanced across Plum Run Valley supported by First Brigade and formed line on the hill beyond facing the Wheatfield through which First Division Second Corps was forcing the Confederate forces perpendicular to the line of the Brigade later advanced on the left af First Division Second Corps and the First Brigade in support when the Union forces on the right and front having been forced back by superior numbers the two Brigades retired in good order but with great loss under a heavy musketry fire on its front and flank to Little Round Top and in the evening to the woods on the other side in reserve.

July 3. Remained in the same position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 7 Officers 71 Men Wounded 32 Officers 310 Men Captured or Missing 27 Men Total 447 out of a strength of 900 muskets
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