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Second Army Corps

9 AM 17 September to 12 PM 17 September

(September 17, 1862.)
   French's Division followed Sedgwick's across the Antietam and, upon nearing the East Woods, changed direction to come in on Sedgwick's left and cover that flank. As it approached Roulette's house, 800 yards east of this, it encountered the enemy and pushed them back to the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane, where its advance was checked by a portion of D.H. Hill's Division, subsequently reinforced by five Brigades of R.H. Anderson's Division. A desperate contest ensued, during which Richardson's Division came up and formed on the left. The combined action of the two Divisions obliged the Confederates to retire to Piper's Lane and the fields beyond. The Division bivouacked near the Roulette house.

Richardson's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford about 9:30 A.M., and, moving to the ravine beyond the high ground east of Roulette's, formed line of battle and advanced on French's left, engaging the Confederates in and beyond the Sunken Road or Bloody Lane. After a stubborn and sanguinary contest, in which it was supported by French's Division on its right, the enemy was forced back from the Bloody Lane to and beyond the Hagerstown Pike. An advance was made to the high ground overlooking the Piper house, which was soon withdrawn and the Division bivouacked on the high ground southeast of Roulette's.

Location:   east side of the Hagerstown Pike opposite the Dunkard Church (Map 2)

Notes:   This narrative is continuation from the tablet (No. 116) placed directly adjacent.


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:


Second (II) Army Corps
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
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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