Neill commanded 3d Brigade, Second Division, VI
Corps consisting of 7th Maine, 33d New York, 43d New York, 49th New
York, 77th New York, and 61st Pennsylvania. They made a forced
march 36 miles (100 km) from Manchester, MD to arrive on the
4 PM on 2 July.
Neill's Brigade was detached from John Sedgwick's VI Corps and attached to Henry Slocum's XII Corps, and posted on Wolf Hill at the extreme right of the Union lines. On the morning of 3 July, the brigade took part in the assault on Edward Johnson's division of Richard Ewell's corps to retake the rifle pits XII Corps lost the evening before.
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