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Antietam Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 14

Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps

2 PM 16 September to 8 PM 16 September

U.S.A.
RICKETTS' DIVISION, FIRST ARMY CORPS
Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts, Commanding.

(September 16, 1862.)
   Ricketts' Division crossed the Antietam at Sumner's Bridge on the afternoon of Sept. 16, and moved in a westerly direction toward the Smoketown Road.

At 6 P.M. Meade's Division having encountered the enemy's infantry on the Smoketown Road, near the East Woods, this Division formed on the extreme left of the Corps in support of Meade.

On the right and left of the road at this point the Division bivouacked on the night of the 16th.

Location: west side of the Smoketown Road about 500 yards north of the East Woods (Map 1)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

2nd Division, I Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        104th New York Infantry
        105th New York Infantry
        97th New York Infantry
        107th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        26th New York Infantry
        94th New York Infantry
        88th Pennsylvania Infantry
        90th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Division, I Corps Artillery
        1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery F
        Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery C
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        12th Massachusetts Infantry
        13th Massachusetts Infantry
        83rd New York Infantry (9th Militia)
        11th Pennsylvania Infantry

Source: Antietam Battlefield Board, Antietam Battlefield Board 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)

 

Notes

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 16676]

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