16 May 2010

They Lost The Same On The Left And Right

The 137th New York was the largest regiment of Brigadier General George Sears Greene's third Brigade of the twelfth Corps with 450 men. Known as the "Ambulance Brigade", the men mostly from Binghamton New York were commanded by Colonel David Ireland. This regiment would see the hardest fighting on Culp's Hill and loose the most men.
The 137th would loose 137 men on Cup's Hill. Interestingly this unit on the far right 2 Jul 1863; that second days fighting at Gettysburg, would loose the same percentage of men as the 20th Maine fighting on Little Round Top on the far left of the Union line.

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