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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 59

Kanawha Division, Ninth Army Corps

6 PM 16 September to 5 PM 17 September

Col. E. P. Scammon, 23rd Ohio Infantry, Commanding.

(September 16-17, 1862.)
   On the evening of September 16th, the Kanawha Division was on the ridge east of the Antietam; Crook's Brigade north of the Burnside Bridge, Ewing's Brigade southeast of it. On the morning of the 17th, Crook's Brigade preceded by the 11th Connecticut of Harland's Brigade, Rodman's Division, attempted to carry the Burnside Bridge but failed. About 2 P.M. Crook crossed the bridge and formed in support of Sturgis' Division, which position he retained after Willcox relieved Sturgis. Ewing's Brigade crossed the Antietam at Snavely's Ford and moved in support of Rodman's Division. The Division reached the line of the stone fence along this road, its right at this point, its left 535 yards southwest.

It checked temporarily the advance of A.P. Hill's Division but, its left having been turned, was compelled to retire to the shelter of the ridge east of this.

Location: east side of Branch Avenue near the Burnside Bridge Road (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

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

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 16860]

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