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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 30

Horse Batteries and Reserve Artillery

9 AM 17 September to 6 PM 17 September


(September 17, 1862.)
   Horse Batteries A, B and L (consolidated) and M, 2d U.S. Artillery, C and G (consolidated) of the 3d U.S. Artillery were established on the crown of the ridge to the right and left of this point on the morning of September 17. Shortly after noon, their ammunition having been exhausted, they were relieved by Batteries E and G (consolidated), 1st U.S. Artillery, and Battery K, 5th U.S. Artillery, and recrossed the Antietam for ammunition. Batteries C and G (consolidated), 3d U.S. Artillery, took position east of the Antietam on the ridge north of the Boonsboro Pike; the three other Batteries returned, at intervals, between 3 and 5 P.M., and resumed their positions, remaining in battery until the close of the day.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

    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: The Antietam Battlefield Board1


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 16790]

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