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[ Detail Map 8b ]


Sykes' Regulars Near Sharpsburg

5:00 O'Clock P.M., 17 September 1862

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The Situation: Units of Sykes' US Regular Division are in position to break through the center of the Confederate line on the outskirts of Sharpsburg late in the afternoon of 17 September. See a detailed examination of the Regulars' actions on this part of the field in a Featured Article here on AotW.

Units on this Map:

[Confederate]
Jeff Davis (AL) Artillery
1st Georgia (Regulars) Infantry
7th Georgia Infantry
8th Georgia Infantry
9th Georgia Infantry
Donaldsonville (LA) Artillery
Madison Light Artillery (LA)
17th South Carolina Infantry
18th South Carolina Infantry
1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry
22nd South Carolina Infantry
23rd South Carolina Infantry
2nd South Carolina Rifles
5th South Carolina Infantry
6th South Carolina Infantry
Brooks (SC) Artillery
Holcombe (SC) Legion
Macbeth (SC) Artillery
Palmetto (SC) Light Artillery
Palmetto (SC) Sharpshooters
18th Virginia Infantry
19th Virginia Infantry
28th Virginia Infantry
56th Virginia Infantry
8th Virginia Infantry
Jordan's Bedford (VA) Artillery
Long Island (VA) Battery
Morris' Louisa (VA) Artillery
Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery
Richmond 'Orange' (VA) Artillery
Wise (VA) Legion Artillery, Company D

[Federal]
14th Connecticut Infantry
1st Massachusetts Cavalry
28th Massachusetts Infantry
17th Michigan Infantry
5th New Hampshire Infantry
New Jersey Light Artillery, Battery A
108th New York Infantry
1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Battery B
61st New York Infantry
64th New York Infantry
79th New York Infantry
7th New York Infantry
New York Light Artillery, 5th Battery
45th Pennsylvania Infantry
50th Pennsylvania Infantry
81st Pennsylvania Infantry
11th United States Infantry, First Battalion
12th United States Infantry, First Battalion
14th United States Infantry, First Battalion
14th United States Infantry, Second Battalion
17th United States Infantry, First Battalion
1st and 6th United States Infantry
1st United States Artillery, Batteries E and G
2nd and 10th United States Infantry
2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B and L
2nd United States Artillery, Battery A
3rd United States Infantry
4th United States Infantry
5th United States Artillery, Battery I
5th United States Artillery, Battery K

Source: The original battlefield position studies by the Antietam Battlefield Board (1904) are described in the Atlas of the Battlefield of Antietam, and are available online from the Library of Congress; positions on this map are interpolated from the 4:20 and 5:30pm maps, and from unit movement described in the Official Reports.