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Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, Reserve Brigade
Army USA
Corps CAV
Division 1
Brigade Reserve
Commander Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt
Location Emmitsburg Road, South Cavalry Field
Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt
6th Pennsylvania
1st 2D 5th 6th United States Cavalry

July 1. Engaged in picketing and patrolling the roads through the mountains detachments scouting the country about Hagerstown Cavetown and other points.

July 2. Marched to Emmitsburg Md.

July 3. At noon marched four miles on the road to Gettysburg met Confederate detachments and for more than a mile drove them from stone fences barricades and other positions being engaged four hours and until the operations were brought to a close by heavy rain. The 6th United States under Major S. H. Starr was detached and marched towards Fairfield to intercept a Confederate wagon train supposed to be in that vicinity but encountered a superior force and was compelled to fall back with heavy loss.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 27 Men Wounded 12 Officers 104 Men Captured or Missing 6 Officers 268 Men Total 418

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