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Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade
Army USA
Corps CAV
Division 2
Brigade 1
Commander Col. John B. McIntosh
Location East Cavalry Field
Col. John B. McIntosh

1st MD. (11 Cos.) Purnell Legion 1st Mass. Co. A
1st NewJersey 1st 3rd Penna. Cavalry
Section Battery H 3rd Penna. H. Artillery

July 2. After an exhausting march took position about noon on Hanover Road near intersection with Low Dutch Road Third Brigade on left. During the afternoon there was a skirmish between 3D Penna. Purnell Legion 1st New Jersey and Section Battery H Penna. H. A. and 2D Virginia Infantry for the possession of Brinkerhoff Ridge. About 10 P. M. the line was withdrawn and with third Brigade bivouacked on Baltimore Pike nearly a mile east of Rock Creek Bridge. 1st Mass. with Sixth Corps.

July 3. Returning in the morning and finding Second Brigade Third Division in position of the day before the Brigade formed on left of Second Brigade Third Division and soon after noon relieved it. About 2 P. M. a large Confederate force having been observed Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg ordered Second Brigade Third Division to return and the Brigade with Second Brigade Third Division was soon engaged with Major Gen. Stuart's command. About 3 P. M. Brig. Gen. Hampton's and Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigades the reserves which had been concealed on the Stallsmith Farm emerged from the woods in front and charged but were repulsed with the aid of Artillery.

Casualties Wounded 7 Officers 19 Men Captured or Missing 9 Men Total 35

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