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Sixth Army Corps

5 AM 17 September to 4 PM 17 September

U.S.A.
SIXTH ARMY CORPS
Major General W.B. Franklin, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   The Sixth Corps marched from its bivouac near Rohrersville, in Pleasant Valley, at 5:30 A.M. of the 17th and reached the field shortly before noon. Smith's Division led the advance. Hancock's Brigade took position on the right on the open ground east of D.R. Miller's and in the cornfield south of it. Irwin's Brigade formed line to the south of this point and, after an unsuccessful charge upon the Confederate position at the Dunkard Church, took position behind the ridge southeast of the church. Brooke's Brigade went into position on the right of French's Division, Second Corps, about 1100 yards south of this, parallel to and 170 yards north of the Bloody Lane.

Slocum's Division formed line north and south, on the left of Hancock's Brigade: Newton's Brigade on the right in the Cornfield and the open ground south of it, its left near this point; Torbert's First New Jersey Brigade with its right at this point and extending southerly across the Smoketown Road; Bartlett's Brigade on the left beyond the Mumma Cemetery and in the low ground between Mumma's and Roulette's. Beyond supporting the Artillery, Slocum's Division was not engaged.

Location:   north side of Cornfield Avenue near the East Woods (Map 2)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

1st Division, VI Corps
    1st Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps
        1st New Jersey Infantry
        2nd New Jersey Infantry
        3rd New Jersey Infantry
        4th New Jersey Infantry
    1st Division, VI Corps Artillery
        Massachusetts Light Artillery, Battery A
        Maryland Light Artillery, Battery A
        New Jersey Light Artillery, Battery A
        2nd United States Artillery, Battery D
    2nd Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps
        5th Maine Infantry
        121st New York Infantry
        16th New York Infantry
        27th New York Infantry
        96th Pennsylvania Infantry
    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps
        18th New York Infantry
        31st New York Infantry
        32nd New York Infantry
        95th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Division, VI Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps
        6th Maine Infantry
        43rd New York Infantry
        137th Pennsylvania Infantry
        49th Pennsylvania Infantry
        5th Wisconsin Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps
        2nd Vermont Infantry
        3rd Vermont Infantry
        4th Vermont Infantry
        5th Vermont Infantry
        6th Vermont Infantry
    2nd Division, VI Corps Artillery
        Maryland Light Artillery, Battery B
        New York Light Artillery, 1st Battery
        5th United States Artillery, Battery F
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps
        7th Maine Infantry
        20th New York Infantry
        33rd New York Infantry
        49th New York Infantry
        77th New York Infantry



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