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Meade's Division, First Army Corps

2 PM 16 September to 8 PM 16 September

U.S.A.
MEADE'S DIVISION, FIRST ARMY CORPS
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, Commanding.

(September 16, 1862.)
   Meade's Division crossed the Antietam at the Sumner Bridge at 2 P.M. September 16, and moved in a westerly direction toward the position of the enemy. At 6 P.M. Meade encountered Stuart's Cavalry on the Smoketown Road and Hood's Division in the East Woods on Smoketown Road. Seymour's Brigade was deployed and engaged the enemy, supported by Magilton and Anderson. The fighting ceased at dark and the Division bivouacked on the ground it occupied at the close of the engagement, Seymour's Brigade in the east edge of the East Woods, Anderson's Brigade in and in rear of the North Woods, and Magilton's Brigade midway between Seymour and Anderson.

Location:   north side of Mansfield Avenue, north of the North Woods (Map 1)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

3rd Division, I Corps
    1st Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)
        1st Pennsylvania Reserves
        2nd Pennsylvania Reserves
        5th Pennsylvania Reserves
        6th Pennsylvania Reserves
    2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        3rd Pennsylvania Reserves
        4th Pennsylvania Reserves
        7th Pennsylvania Reserves
        8th Pennsylvania Reserves
    3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps
        10th Pennsylvania Reserves
        11th Pennsylvania Reserves
        12th Pennsylvania Reserves
        9th Pennsylvania Reserves
    3rd Division, I Corps Artillery
        1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery A
        1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery B
        5th United States Artillery, Battery C



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