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1st and 6th United States Infantry

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Levi C. Bootes

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth (V) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, V Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps


On the Antietam Campaign

The Regulars of the 1st and 6th (combined) Infantry were on picket duty atop the bluffs on the east bank of Antietam Creek below the Middle Bridge on the 16th and 17th. They were engaged near Shepherdstown Ford on the Potomac on the 20th.

Commanders of the Companies of the 6th US Infantry at Antietam1:

Co B - 2LT George T. Hodges
Co D - CPT Montgomery Bryant
Co E - 2LT Alexander H. Freeman
Co F - 1LT Joseph B. Rife
Co G - CPT Levi C. Bootes
Co H - CPT John McCleary
Co I - 1LT William W. Sanders
Co K - 1LT Daniel D. Lynn

Commander of the Company of the 1st US Infantry at Antietam:

Co G - CPT Matthew R. Marston (?)

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #33: Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #22: Sykes' Division, Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
FLtRife, Joseph B.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--CaptBootes, Levi Clark        We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Swanson, Clifford L., The Sixth United States Infantry Regiment, 1855 to Reconstruction, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, Publishers, 2001, Appendix A  [AotW citation 14893]