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5th United States Cavalry

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Joseph H. McArthur

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Division - Pleasonton's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division


On the Antietam Campaign

The 5th US crossed the Middle Bridge over the Antietam shortly before noon on 17 September and took position on the right of the Boonsboro Turnpike, its left resting on the Pike, in support to the Artillery in its front. It was withdrawn across the creek late in the day.
(from the Battlefield Tablet)

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #89: First Brigade, Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 7 PM
Tablet #21: Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM

We have 4 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
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F&SLtMaley, Thomas Edward        We have some details for this person
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UnkCaptMcArthur, Joseph Hunter        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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