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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 355

Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia

12 PM 16 September to 6 AM 18 September

Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton, Commanding.

(September 16-18, 1862.)
   A portion of the reserve Artillery took part in the Battle of September 16 - 17; the rest was posted at the fords in the vicinity of Williamsport and Shepherdstown to command the crossings of the Potomac River.

On the 16th, the Artillery was posted on the high ground on either side of the Boonsboro Pike, east of Sharpsburg, from which it engaged the long-range Artillery of the Army of the Potomac which occupied the high ground on the east side of the Antietam.

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


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        8th Star New Market (VA) Artillery
        Cutshaw's (VA) Battery
        Dixie (VA) Artillery
        Yorktown 'Magruder' (VA) Artillery
    Brown's Artillery Battalion (1st Va Artillery)
        Powhatan (VA) Artillery
        Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Company
        Richmond Howitzers, 3rd Company
        Salem (VA) Flying Artillery
        Williamsburg (VA) Artillery
    Cutts' Sumter (GA) Artillery Battalion
        Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery A
        Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery B
        Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery D
        Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery E
        3rd North Carolina Artillery, (1st) Company G
    Jones' Artillery Battalion
        Long Island (VA) Battery
        Morris' Louisa (VA) Artillery
        Richmond 'Orange' (VA) Artillery
        Wise (VA) Legion Artillery, Company D
    Nelson's Artillery Battalion
        Milledge's Regular (GA) Battery
        1st Fluvanna (VA) Artillery
        2nd Fluvanna (VA) Artillery
        Amherst (VA) Artillery
        Johnson's Richmond (VA) Battery

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 16776]

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