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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 7

Ricketts' Division, First Army Corps

6 AM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September

Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts, Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Ricketts' Division, on the left of the First Corps, formed for attack at 6 A. M. in the follwing order: Hartsuff's Brigade in advance, supported by Christian's Brigade on the left and Duryea's Brigade on the right. The Division advanced to the west edge of the East Woods and along the south edge of the Cornfield, where it became heavily engaged with the enemy.

It maintained itself in this position for some time but, it's ammunition having been exhausted, it was eventually obliged to withdraw. After replenishing its supply of ammunition, it was formed, in reserve, in the fields east of the Hagerstown Pike and remained there throughout the day.

Location: east side of Mansfield Avenue between the North and West Woods (Map 1)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

2nd Division, I Corps
    1st Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        104th New York Infantry
        105th New York Infantry
        97th New York Infantry
        107th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        26th New York Infantry
        94th New York Infantry
        88th Pennsylvania Infantry
        90th Pennsylvania Infantry
    2nd Division, I Corps Artillery
        1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery F
        Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery C
    3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, I Corps
        12th Massachusetts Infantry
        13th Massachusetts Infantry
        83rd New York Infantry (9th Militia)
        11th Pennsylvania 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 16698]

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