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R. Mudge. Cavalry Corps. Second Division.—1st Brigade, 1st Mass. Cavalry, This regiment actually served with the Sixth Army Corps, and on the right flank. Lieut.-Col. G. S. Curtis. Artillery Reserve (Tyler). 1st Volunteer Brigade, 5th Light Battery, Capt. C. A. Phillips (with 10th New York Battery attached); 9th Light Battery, Capt. John Bigelow. In the battle of Willoughby Run or Oak Ridge (July 1, 1863), the opening scene of Gettysburg, the 13th, brigaded under Brig.-Gen. Gabriel R. Paul, was ordered into action against a force so much larger that the regiments of the brigade were detached and had no sufficient support from one another, the 13th being, moreover, on the extreme right. Colonel Leonard was wounded early and the command devolved on Lieut.-Col N W. Batchelder. It lasted for an hour, when the officer in command ordered a charge, capturing one hundred and thirty-two prisoners, including seven officers, but the exposed flank rendered a retreat finally ne