Taking advantage of the pull out of Union Twelveth Corps to reinforce the left flank of the line on the second day, Confederate troops took the lower part of Culps Hill. With the return of the Union troops, Brig. General John Geary advanced his men to take back the captured ground early in the morning of the third day. During the fighting, Colonel Ario Pardee led his 147th Pennsylvania on a charge through this field. The Confederate troops were pushed back with a loss of 1,200 killed and 500 prisoners.