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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 111

Battery G, 4th US Artillery

7 AM 17 September to 3 PM 17 September

Lieut. Marcus P. Miller, U.S.A., Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery, belonged to the Artillery Reserve, which was attached to the Fifth Army Corps. On the morning of the 17th, the Battery was in the field just east of Porterstown. About 3 P.M., under orders of Brigadier General Geo. Sykes, it reported to Major General Burnside and was put in position on the high ground east of the Rohrbach Lane, from which it overlooked and commanded the approaches to the stone bridge over the Antietam. The Battery was not actively engaged.

Location: east side of Branch Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        4th United States Artillery, Battery G

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 16886]

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