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Maj George W Johnson's Official Report

Report of September 20, 1862

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HDQRS. FORTY-NINTH REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLS.,
September 20, 1862.

Lieutenant WILLIAM H. LONG,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.

In compliance with orders, I beg to report as follows:

The Forty-ninth Regiment left, with the division, the camp near Christian [Crampton's] Pass, about 7 o'clock, and arrived on the battle-field near Sharpsburg at about 11 o'clock on the 17th. After changing position several times, the regiment, with other regiments in brigade, was ordered to move into a field held by the enemy, which it did, driving the enemy over the crest of a hill, and into a piece of woods just under the crest. The regiment took up position, and held it for twenty-four hours, being relieved the next day at noon.

The casualties mostly resulted from the shells thrown from the enemy's batteries. They are as follows: Killed, 2; wounded, 21; total 23.

Respectfully submitting the above,

GEO. W. JOHNSON,
Major, Commanding Regiment.

Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Page 415

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