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Ninth Army Corps

3 PM 17 September to 5 PM 17 September


   About 3 P.M., Willcox's and Rodman's Divisions, with their supporting Brigades, advanced on Sharpsburg; Willcox following the road to the town, Rodman moving over the hill on his left.

The right of Willcox's was checked on the high ground east of the Sharpsburg Road; the left, passing a few yards east of this point, gained the stone mill and the house beyond and penetrated the orchard, Crook's Brigade moving up to this fence in support.

Rodman's advance passed this road about 500 yards southwest of this point and, swinging to the right to close up on Willcox, advanced about 360 yards north and west of this point, driving the Confederates from their position.

Rodman's left having been repulsed by the advance of A.P. Hill's Division, the whole line, after a contest in which all the Brigades of the Corps were engaged, was drawn back to the cover of the high ground bordering the Antietam.

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

Notes:   This narrative continues from the previous tablet (No. 70) placed directly adjacent.


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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