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12th Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade
Army USA
Corps 12
Division 2
Brigade 3
Commander Brig. Gen. George Sears Greene
Location North Slocum Avenue, Culp's Hill
Brig. Gen. George S. Greene
60th 78th 102D 137th 149th NewYork Infantry

July 1. Arrived about 5 P. M. and took position on the left of the First Corps on Cemetery ridge.

July 2. At 6 A. M. took position on Culp's Hill on the right of the First Corps with Second Brigade on right. Breastworks were constructed. At 6.30 P. M. the First and Second Brigades were ordered to follow the First Division to support the left of the Army leaving the Brigade to occupy the entire Corps line. The 137th New York was moved into the position of the Second Brigade when the line was attacked by Major Gen. Johnson's Division which made four distinct charges and at 8 P. M. occupied the works that the First Division had vacated but were successfully repulsed from the line held by the Brigade the 137th New York having changed front to face the attack. The Brigade was reinforced by about 750 men from the First and Eleventh Corps.

July 3. At daylight Major Gen. Johnson having been reinforced advanced and a fierce engagement ensued for seven hours when after suffering great losses he was forced back from the entire line.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 61 Men Wounded 10 Officers 202 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 23 Men Total 303

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