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Antietam Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 23

Artillery Reserve, Fifth Army Corps

9 PM 15 September to 8 AM 18 September

U.S.A.
ARTILLERY RESERVE,
FIFTH ARMY CORPS
Lieut. Col. William Hays, Commanding.

Organization.
Battery A. 1st Battalion New York Light
Battery B. 1st Battalion New York Light
Battery C. 1st Battalion New York Light
Battery D. 1st Battalion New York Light
5th New York Battery
Battery K. 1st United States Artillery
Battery G. 4th United States Artillery

(September 15-18, 1862.)
   The Reserve Artillery, following Sykes' Division of the Fifth Army Corps, reached this point during the night of September 15. On the morning of September 16 several Batteries were placed in position on the heights overlooking Antietam Creek. Later in the day this line of Batteries was extending to the left so as to cover the approaches to the field from Harpers Ferry. This position was occupied until the close of the battle.

Location: south side of the Boonsboro Pike, about 300 yards northeast of the Middle Bridge (Map 5)

 

Notes: This tablet is missing from the battlefield. Text is from Battlefield Board records.

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

VCorps Artillery Reserve
        New York Light Artillery, 5th Battery
        1st United States Artillery, Battery K
        4th United States Artillery, Battery G
    1st Battalion New York Light Artillery
        1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Battery A
        1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Battery B
        1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Battery C
        1st Battalion New York Light Artillery, Battery D

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 16747]

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