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Ninth Army Corps

7 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

U.S.A.
NINTH ARMY CORPS
Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   On the morning of the 17th Durell's Battery D, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, took position on the ridge to the right of Benjamin's and both engaged the Confederate Batteries posted on the high ground near Sharpsburg. At 10 o'clock Crook's Brigade, preceded by the 11th Connecticut as skirmishers, attempted to cross the bridge but failed. Several attempts made by the 2nd Maryland and 6th New Hampshire failed also. At 1 o'clock the bridge was carried by Ferrero's Brigade of Sturgis' Division and the whole Division crossed and formed on the high ground west in one curved line, the left resting on the Antietam at the bend below the bridge, the right on the Sharpsburg Road, 250 yards north of the bridge. Crook's Brigade crossed and supported the right, Rodman's Division and Ewing's Brigade crossed at Snavely's Ford below the bridge and took position on the left of the line on the crest above the bridge. Willcox's Division crossed the bridge and relieved Sturgis who was held in reserve at the head of the bridge. In this order - Willcox on the right, supported by Crook, and Rodman on the left supported by Scammon - the line moved forward at 3 o'clock in the direction of Sharpsburg, encountered and drove back D.R. Jones' Division and reached the high ground on the outskirts of the town, where it was assailed on the left flank by A.P. Hill's Division and obliged to fall back to the banks of the Antietam.

Location:   east end of the Lower (Burnside) Bridge (Map 4)

Units described and/or located by this Tablet:


Ninth (IX) Army Corps
        1st Maine Cavalry, Company G
        2nd New York Artillery, Battery L
        Ohio Cavalry, Third Independant Company
        3rd United States Artillery, Batteries L and M
1st Division, IX Corps
    1st Brigade, 1st Division, IX Corps
        28th Massachusetts Infantry
        17th Michigan Infantry
        79th New York Infantry
        50th Pennsylvania Infantry
    1st Division, IX Corps Artillery
        Massachusetts Light Artillery, 8th Battery
        2nd United States Artillery, Battery E
    2nd Brigade, 1st Division, IX Corps
        8th Michigan Infantry
        46th New York Infantry
        100th Pennsylvania Infantry
        45th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Division, IX Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps
        2nd Maryland Infantry
        6th New Hampshire Infantry
        9th New Hampshire Infantry
        48th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps
        21st Massachusetts Infantry
        35th Massachusetts Infantry
        51st New York Infantry
        51st Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Division, IX Corps Artillery
        Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery D
        4th United States Artillery, Battery E
3rd Division, IX Corps
    1st Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps
        103rd New York Infantry
        89th New York Infantry
        9th New York Infantry
        9th New York Infantry, Company K
    2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, IX Corps
        11th Connecticut Infantry
        16th Connecticut Infantry
        8th Connecticut Infantry
        4th Rhode Island Infantry
    3rd Division, IX Corps Artillery
        5th United States Artillery, Battery A
Kanawha Division, IX Corps
        6th New York Cavalry
    1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps
        12th Ohio Infantry
        23rd Ohio Infantry
        30th Ohio Infantry
        Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery
        Gilmore's Company, West Virginia Cavalry
        Harrison's company, West Virginia Cavalry
    2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps
        Schambeck's Company, Chicago Dragoons
        Kentucky Light Artillery, Simmonds' Battery
        11th Ohio Infantry
        28th Ohio Infantry
        36th Ohio Infantry



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