On the Antietam Campaign
"In the movement into Maryland, the army being again under General McClellan, the Fourth had the advance until it reached Frederick City, when it was assigned to General Averill's Brigade. The illness of the latter preventing him from taking the field, the command of the brigade devolved upon Colonel Childs, that of the regiment upon Lieutenant Colonel Kerr."
"The brigade crossed the Antietam with the troops upon the left, and was posted in front of the Stone Bridge, where the Fourth supported Clark's Battery and held the line upon its right. A single solid shot, which fell in the midst of the squadron supporting these guns, killed two men and four horses. Colonel Childs was among the killed in this battle."
Capt Young led a squadron of the Regiment in advance of the Regular Infantry (as skirmishers) in the afternoon of 17 September in their advance toward the town of Sharpsburg along the Boonsboro Pike.
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Detail Map #8a: Sykes' Regulars Begin Advance on Sharpsburg
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We have 9 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:
|B||Pvt||Boyce, John||WIA 09/17|
|B||Capt||Young, Samuel Baldwin Marks|
|M||Pvt||Daunt, William||KIA 09/17|
|M||Pvt||McLaughlin, James||KIA 09/17|
|F&S||Col||Childs, James Harvey||KIA 09/17|
|F&S||Maj||Covode, George Hay|
|F&S||LCol||Kerr, James K|
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