On the afternoon of July 2 a detachment of the 12th New Jersey Infantry Regiment (map) charged the Bliss house and barn, which stood between the Union and Confederate lines, capturing 7 officers and 85 men. On the morning of July 3 another detachment attacked, capturing the buildings, one officer and one man and driving back the skirmish reserve. The regiment lost 60 officers and men in the two charges. The Bliss farm was eventually burned to the ground to eliminate it as a Confederate threat, and was never rebuilt.

Bronze bas-relief from the 12th New Jersey monument at Gettysburg

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