CAMP, SYKES' DIVISION,
Near Sharpsburg, Md., September 26, 1862.
Lieutenant WILLIAM H. POWELL,
Asst. Adjt. General, First Brigade, Sykes' Div., Army of the Potomac.
SIR: I have the honor to report that the battalion of the Eighth and Twelfth Infantry marched from Middletown, Md., on the 16th of this month, with your brigade, to Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg. During the battle of Antietam we were held in reserve, and took no part in the engagement or in the operations which immediately preceded or followed it. We therefore suffered no loss of officers or men.
The officers serving with the battalion at the time were Captains Dallas and Dunn, of the Twelfth; Lieuts. J. N. Andrews, of the Eighth; Newbury, Perkins, Wells, Bootes, and Vanvalzah.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. M. ANDERSON,
Captain, Commanding Second Battalion Twelfth U. S. Infantry.
Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Page 359