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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 84

Second Battalion, 14th US Infantry

12 PM 16 September to 9 AM 19 September

Captain David B. McKibbon, Commanding.

(September 16-19, 1862.)
   On September 16, the Second Battalion, Fourteenth U.S. Infantry was in line on the east base of the ridge beyond the Antietam, in which position it remained until about 1 P.M. of the 17th when it crossed the Middle Bridge to support the Horse Batteries.

Late in the afternoon it advanced beyond the Batteries, moving in echelon on the right of the Fourth U.S. Infantry, and occupied this line covering Piper's Lane and its approaches on the right with skirmishers thrown forward to the crest of the hill to the west.

It was withdrawn, about sunset, and recrossed the Antietam, where it remained in its original position until the morning of the 19th.

Location: west side of Richardson Avenue, north of the Boonsboro Pike (Map 3)


Notes: Captain McKibbin's name is misspelled on the tablet as "McKibbon".


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        14th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

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 16876]

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