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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 104

Battery D, 2d US Artillery

7 AM 17 September to 4 PM 17 September

Lieut. Edward B. Williston, U.S.A., Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery, moved from its bivouac near Crampton's Pass on the morning of the 17th and went into position south of the Smoketown Road, its center 55 yards from this point, its right gun about 12 yards. It opened fire at the Dunkard Church and the woods surrounding it to drive therefrom the Confederate Sharpshooters. It was relieved by Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery, Captain John W. Wolcott, and at 4 P.M., moved southwest to the high ground north of the Sunken Lane to cover the movement of the 7th Maine Infantry against the Confederates around the Piper buildings.

Location: south side of the Smoketown Road near Mumma Farm Lane (Map 2)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        2nd United States Artillery, Battery D

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1


1   Antietam Board, Antietam Battlefield Commission Papers, Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1891-1898, Entry 707, Record Group 92 (Historical Tablet text by Generals E.A. Carman and H. Heth)  [AotW citation 16832]

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