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Antietam Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 21

Cavalry Division

6 AM 17 September to 8 PM 17 September

U.S.A.
CAVALRY DIVISION
Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   The Cavalry Division was stationed along the west bank of the Antietam Creek during the battle of September 17, in support of Horse Batteries A, B and L (Consolidated), and M, of the Second U. S. Artillery, and Batteries C and G (Consolidated) of the Third Artillery, which were established on the crest of the ridge in front of this point. This Division occupied a portion of the ground between the left flank of the Second and right flank of the Ninth Army Corps, and covered the approaches to the bridge across Antietam Creek.

At night the Division was withdrawn.

Location: west side of the Boonsboro Pike, west of Rodman Avenue (Map 3)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

Pleasonton's Cavalry Division
        15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment)
    1st Brigade, Cavalry Division
        5th United States Cavalry
        6th United States Cavalry
    2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division
        8th Illinois Cavalry
        3rd Indiana Cavalry
        1st Massachusetts Cavalry
        8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
    3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division
        4th Pennsylvania Cavalry
        6th Pennsylvania Cavalry
    4th Brigade, Cavalry Division
        1st New York Cavalry
        12th Pennsylvania Cavalry
    5th Brigade, Cavalry Division
        8th New York Cavalry
        3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
    Pleasonton's Horse Artillery
        2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B and L
        2nd United States Artillery, Battery A
        2nd United States Artillery, Battery M
        3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

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 16735]

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