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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 36

Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps

7 AM 17 September to 10 AM 17 September

U.S.A.
SEDGWICK'S DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS
Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Sedgwick's Division crossed the Antietam at Pry's Ford at 7:45 A. M. and, advancing from the East Woods in column of Brigades, Gorman's Brigade in advance, Dana's second and Howard's third, passed through the Cornfield and the open fields to the south, crossed the Hagerstown Pike, entered the West Woods, and had reached the open ground beyond when its advance was checked by Jackson's Command and the Artillery of Stuart's Division.

Its left flank was then attacked and turned by McLaws' and Walker's Divisions and it was forced to retreat northward to the fields and woods beyond D. R. Miller's, where it rallied under cover of the Artillery of the First and Twelfth Corps.

This tablet marks the center of the Division in its advance.

Location: east side of the Hagerstown Pike near Cornfield Avenue (Map 2)

 

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

2nd Division, II Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        15th Massachusetts Infantry
        Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
        1st Minnesota Infantry
        Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company
        34th New York Infantry
        82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        106th Pennsylvania Infantry
        69th Pennsylvania Infantry
        71st Pennsylvania Infantry
        72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Division, II Corps Artillery
        1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A
        1st United States Artillery, Battery I
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps
        19th Massachusetts Infantry
        20th Massachusetts Infantry
        7th Michigan Infantry
        42nd New York Infantry
        59th New York Infantry

Source: The Antietam Battlefield Board1

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 16719]

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