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6th United States Cavalry

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. William P. Sanders

 

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 Sixth US was detached and deployed in skirmishing order, as a Provost Guard, in rear of the right wing of the Army of the Potomac on 17 September.
(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 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtBoles, William Died   11/09     We have some details for this person
IPvtMcCaffery, C. KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
UnkCaptSanders, William Price        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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