(September 17, 1862.)
On the morning of the 17th, the Ninth Army Corps was in position behind the ridges on the east bank of the Antietam.
At 1 P.M., Sturgis' Division assaulted and carried the Burnside Bridge and formed line on the high ground west of the stream.
Crook's Brigade of the Kanawha Division crossed and formed on Sturgis' right in support.
Rodman's Division crossed at Snavely's Ford and formed on Sturgis' left.
Ewing's Brigade of the Kanawha Division crossed at Snavely's Ford and formed in support of Rodman.
Between 2 and 3 P.M., Willcox's Division crossed the bridge and relieved Sturgis.
Four Batteries of Artillery crossed the bridge and went into position along the line of battle.