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Second Army Corps

9 AM 15 September to 7 AM 17 September

U.S.A.
SECOND ARMY CORPS
Major General E. V. Sumner, Commanding.

(September 15-16, 1862.)
   Richardson's Division of the Second Corps, in close pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia in its retreat from South Mountain, passed through Boonsboro and Keedysville on the morning of September 15th, and, early in the afternoon, took position behind the bluff bordering the Antietam west of this, the skirmishers of the Division being advanced onto the bluff and engaging those of the enemy behind the creek. French's Division followed later in the day and went into bivouac on either side of the road at this point. Sedgwick's Division bivouacked on French's right, its right east of the Pry house. The three divisions remained in these positions until the morning of the 17th when they crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford and went into action on the right and right center of the Union line.

Location:   east side of the Boonsboro Pike, about 3/4 mile northeast of the Middle Bridge (Map 5)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:


Second (II) Army Corps
        6th New York Cavalry, Company D
        6th New York Cavalry, Company K
1st Division, II Corps
    1st Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
        5th New Hampshire Infantry
        61st New York Infantry
        64th New York Infantry
        7th New York Infantry
        81st Pennsylvania Infantry
    1st Division, II Corps Artillery
        1st New York Light Artillery, Battery B
        4th United States Artillery, Batteries A and C
    2nd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
        29th Massachusetts Infantry
        63rd New York Infantry
        69th New York Infantry
        88th New York Infantry
    3rd Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps
        2nd Delaware Infantry
        52nd New York Infantry
        57th New York Infantry
        66th New York Infantry
        53rd Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Division, II Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        15th Massachusetts Infantry
        Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
        1st Minnesota Infantry
        Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company
        34th New York Infantry
        82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        106th Pennsylvania Infantry
        69th Pennsylvania Infantry
        71st Pennsylvania Infantry
        72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Division, II Corps Artillery
        1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A
        1st United States Artillery, Battery I
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        19th Massachusetts Infantry
        20th Massachusetts Infantry
        7th Michigan Infantry
        42nd New York Infantry
        59th New York Infantry
3rd Division, II Corps
    1st Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
        14th Indiana Infantry
        8th Ohio Infantry
        132nd Pennsylvania Infantry
        7th West Virginia Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
        14th Connecticut Infantry
        108th New York Infantry
        130th Pennsylvania Infantry
    3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, II Corps
        1st Delaware Infantry
        5th Maryland Infantry
        4th New York Infantry
    3rd Division, II Corps Artillery
        1st New York Light Artillery, Battery G
        1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery B
        1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery G



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