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Battlefield Historical Tablet No. 94

Batteries B and L, 2nd U.S. Artillery

10 AM 17 September to 6 PM 17 September

Captain Jas. M. Robertson, U.S.A., Commanding.

(September 17, 1862.)
   Horse Batteries B and L (consolidated), 2d U.S. Artillery, crossed the Antietam by the Middle Bridge in the forenoon of September 17, and went into position on a knoll 80 yards south of this point and engaged the enemy. It was soon disabled by the fire of the Confederate Artillery from Cemetery Hill and withdrawn, its position being taken by Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery. One section of the Battery, under command of Lieut. Albert 0. Vincent, moved to the northwest about 860 yards and engaged a Confederate Battery posted in the northern part of Piper's Orchard. The Battery was withdrawn before dark and returned to its bivouac near Keedysville.

Location: north side of the Boonsboro Pike, east of Rodman Avenue (Map 4)


Units described and/or located by this Tablet:

        2nd United States Artillery, Batteries B and L

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 16881]

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